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P1840208  BUTTERFLY RAINBOW  Google Definition of Dud:  “Noun – A thing that fails to work properly or is otherwise unsatisfactory or worthless.”

Ecuador – The claro USB modem internet system is a dud!  It receives no signal at my friends’ property, and in “Mindo Proper” it receives a signal, opens pages slowly, but will not send an email!  Sigh, Paradise DOES have its frustrations!

P1840345 MINDO MORA BUTTERFLY

Paradise also provides a bounty of beauty and enough material to keep me happily painting for – EVER!   Here are some images that illustrate perfect consolation prizes for lack of internet!

P1840520 SPOTTED MOTH MINDO P1840481 BLUE GREEN TAN MOTH Y FROG P1840426 NIGHT MOTHS MINDO

P1840425 LT BLUE BIG EYED BUTTERFLY NIGHT  MINDO

P1840395 INSE MINDO P1840390 blue yellow bla inse

Although I prefer to work from life when drawing or painting, my reference photos provide great details and trigger memories of beautiful moments!

P1840617 cecropria moth mindo P1840588 cecropria moth mindo
P1840587 cecropria moth

This moth (above) guarded the kitchen doorway for an entire evening and flew away the following morning!

(Guard?  Did someone request a guard for the door?!  I volunteer!)

(Guard? Did someone request a guard for the door?! I volunteer!)

Fighter Pilot Reports for Duty!

Fighter Pilot Reports for Duty!

I volunteer to be a spy! (Or perhaps a model for drawing?)

I volunteer to be a spy! (Or perhaps a model for drawing?)

I'll be the personal greeter!

I’ll be the personal greeter!

P1840666 timeout for art butterflies

In progress – “Trocitos” (Pieces) Watercolor

The images provide a tickle of a preview for this week’s Timeout for Art, which will hopefully soar out of the gate later tonight.

Soar? She'd better soar back to the property and restock our sugar supply!

Soar? She’d better soar back to the property and restock our sugar supply!

Thanks, everyone, for your amazing support!  Time to return to the Garden of Eden!   Z

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