The next butterfly that I will stitch represents my eldest brother. His, and the butterfly that represents my youngest brother were the two that I had the fewest ideas for. I could not think of a colour, or design element that I associate with either of them that I could translate into a butterfly.
A few months ago I visited my older brother and noticed that he had a new print hanging beside his desk. Listening to him talk about the painting, and the very moving story of how he came by it, I knew that this would be the inspiration for the design of his butterfly.
Here are my rough sketches for The Optimists Suit.