The Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus) is a North and South American butterfly in the family Nymphalidae (the brush-foots) with a wingspan of 70�88 mm (2.8�3.5 in). It is orange or brown with black wing borders and small white forewing spots on its dorsal wing surface, and reddish ventral wing surface fairly similar to the dorsal surface. The ventral hindwings have black veins and small white spots in a black border. The male has a black androconial scent patch on its dorsal hindwings.
This species is possibly a close relative to the similarly-colored Soldier Butterfly (or "Tropic Queen"; Danaus eresimus); in any case, it is not close to the Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus) as was long believed. There are about 10...
I like to create a sense of peace and hope. By painting it, I feel it and so hope to transmit that feeling to others. I mostly use knife or finger painting method for its unpredictable textures. I love colors and I there to use them often as my mood directs me to be happy. Water bottle use is another method I love...very enjoyable to watch the water do its magic show as it blends while moving across the canvas on its own free will.
I earned a degree in advertising/graphic art in '92. Right after graduation I landed a job in a small print shop. I worked until my son came along in '96. My husband and I decided that I would stay home to raise him. I continued to work as a part-time freelancer graphic artist until recent year 2013. In...
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