26 May 2016

This year's Butterfly Conservation's offer! 2

All 70 badges (and a couple of extras) have been completed!!



Yes, you will receive an Elephant Hawkmoth badge and other goodies if you join Butterfly Conservation during National Moth Night.


Making 70 in one go was quite hard work, but I managed to chicken-sit and make miniature chickens for my friend!





Very cute chickens!!!

21 May 2016

This year's offer from Butterfly Conservation!

Last year I had an order from Butterfly Conservation for 70 Convolvulus Hawkmoth badges so they could be included in a welcome pack for new members who signed up during National Moth Night weekend.

They would like to do it again this year! Moth Night weekend will be 9th - 11th June. So if you are not yet a member of Butterfly Conservation and you would like my badge, this is the time to sign up!

So far, I've finished making the shapes. Which species do you think they will turn into......??

06 April 2016

New brooch

Brown Hairstreak butterfly brooch is now added to my stock list. 


I'll be attending Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire Branch's Spring Meeting on 9th April. 

31 January 2016

2016

Sorry about not updating the blog! I have been lazy.

Here is what I have been working on. Postcards in Japanese art style. 

Normally everything I make is "only one in the world" as I paint them individually and it's a NON STOP job, but for the first time I made prints of these. You can buy a packet of 5 (5 different designs) for £5. I will hopefully make more so you can have different designs in the future. 

I attended The National Moth Recorders' Meeting in Birmingham yesterday, and I had many good comments....and I remembered that I haven't updated this blog at all to promote this! 

14 September 2015

Convolvulus Hawk Moth are ready to fly!

Over the summer I have been making framed fake moths and butterflies and mainly growing vegetables in the garden (or letting Large White and Small White eat all my broccoli).

Now it's a migration season for some moths, and Moth Night events are taking place all over the UK, Butterfly Conservation is offering any new member who joins during this special week will get a nice welcome pack and one of the freebies is my moth badge!!! I am very honoured!

http://butterfly-conservation.org/4320/free-moth-guide.html

So far, 30 Convolvulus Hawk moths have already flown to good homes somewhere, and additional 40 are being made NOW. 

BACK TO PAINTING! 

22 February 2015

More fake moths

Since most of my fake moths were sold at the Moths Recorders' meeting in January (Thank you very very much!), I have made some new species, ready for Garden Moth Scheme Annual Conference!

Silver-striped Hawkmoth, Burnished Brass, and Clifden Nonpareil. 


And of course, here are new species for badges & magnets.
Canary Shouldered Thorn & Purple Thorn.


After the event this weekend, I shall be making my way to Scottish Moths Recorders' Meeting!

Hope to see some of you there...

12 January 2015

New moths & butterflies....and a caterpillar!

It's January and I see a caterpillar....!

It's a Puss Moth Caterpillar - my favourite!

Of course, he's a fake caterpillar, and going to go in a picture frame...

Here are the framed Clearwings.


I have also made framed Buff-tip and Death's dead hawk moth a few months ago.


And new species for badges / magnets!
Pearl bordered fritillary (re-made), Duke of burgundy, Wood white, Rannoch Brindled Beauty, and Vestal (4 variations).




07 January 2015

Moths Count 2015

I will have a stall at the National Moth Recorders' meeting in Birmingham on 31st Jan 2015. 

And these guys are on their way to be ready for their big day.......


Slightly enlarged Fiery Clearwing (Pryopteron chrysidiformis), Hornet Clearwing (Sesia apiformis), and Welsh Clearwing (Synanthedon scoliaeformis)

Hopefully you'll get to see them!

06 December 2014

Etsy - HachiwareArt

Since so many people suggested that I put stuff on Etsy, here it is, my shop!


Only got a few selection at the moment. 
Not QUITE sure how it works, but let's see! 

23 November 2014

Events etc

Well I had a busy month with 2 AGMs to attend!

I had to re-stock my moths and create new butterflies, and most excitingly, I made a new game,
LEPIDOKU!

It's a "Sudoku" on an A4 board with magnetic bits and you use moths and butterflies instead of numbers. I had this idea for a while, but it took me quite a long time to decide what materials to use. 
Well it's here now!

It's £13 per Lepidoku. 

At the AGMs, I had a bigger version to demonstrate.
Quite few people had a go but only got properly completed once! 


Both Butterfly Conservation's national AGM and Warwickshire Branch AGM were held in Warwickshire, so I didn't have to travel long distances, which was a bonus!


Many thanks to Butterfly Conservation for having me at their events and promoting Hachiware Art on various media, and many many thanks to those who came to my stall!!

30 August 2014

New moths, etc

I have made a few more species!
Bedstraw hawk moth, Angle Shades, Comma and Brimstone butterfly. 


If you would like to order, please email me.

AND, don't forget to check out Butterfly Conservation's online shop...yes, you will find some of my badges there! 


新しい種類ができました。
イブキスズメ、ヨトウガの一種(Phlogophora meticulosa)、キタテハ、ヤマキチョウです。

ちなみに、イギリスの蝶類学会(Butterfly Conservation)のオンラインショップでも、何種類か販売させてもらってます。よろしく!

15 April 2014

Successful Northern Ireland trip!

I had a great time in Northern Ireland. Stunning views of different habitats everywhere, and so many lovely moth-ers and other nature people! Thanks to Northern Ireland Butterfly Conservation for the invitation to their recorders' meeting. 

Before my trip, I had a commission...
Bug o'clock! (with some Northern Ireland Specialities)

It was a lot harder to make, because I don't know much about other insects, and I spent ages doing research. Making their legs etc. was also time consuming, but I'm very happy with the result. 

I also made some dragonfly necklaces, which were sold out at this event. I shall make more! 

New butterfly species...Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Small Tortoiseshell, and Pearl Bordered Fritillary. 

I'm currently working on a big order for the online shop of Butterfly Conservation! Yes, I'm going NATIONAL!! :-D

北アイルランドであった「蛾の会」に行ってきました。違った自然環境が小さな島に凝縮されていて、実に興味深い旅になりました。
「虫時計」のオーダーがありましたが、昆虫の足など面倒でした。蛾と蝶以外の事あまりよく知らないので、検索に大分時間を費やしました。出来は満足してますが。

ついでにトンボのネックレスも実験で作った所、見事売り切れました。

新しい蝶:アカタテハ、オオムラサキ、コヒオドシ、ヒョウモンチョウの一種。

ただいまちょっと大きいオーダーの製作中です。なんと、イギリスの「バタフライ・コンサベーション」という組織が、彼らのオンラインショップで蛾・蝶のバッジを売りたいとのこと。ついにイギリス全土に進出です。やったね!