The Upcoming Week in my Tatami Room Studio

1. Name Game Contest: Today will be spent completing the winning prize!

Do you know what should I name my Tropical Butterfly Garden art installation? Be sure you are following my blog, Instagram or Twitter to catch the launch and upcoming details.

2. I’ve compiled a list of the flora, fauna and butterflies I’m including in the design of my butterfly rainforest installation. 27 species in all!

Daintree Tropical Rainforest Birdnest FernUnlike in the deciduous forest area I grew up, rainforest is very, very dense and while 27 species may seem like a lot, it really barely scratches the surface of all there is to discover.

Cairns Birdwing (Ornithoptera euphorion) aka Cooktown or Northern Birdwing
Spur Mahogany (Dysoxylum pettigrewianum)
Birdnest Fern Epiphyte (Asplenium nidus)
Strangler Fig Epiphyte (Ficus aurea)
King Fern (Ptisana salicina)
Birthwort, Indian Birthwort (Aristolochia acuminata)
Birthwort (Aristolochia indica)
Cairns Birdwing Plant (Pararistolochia australopithecurus)
Native Dutchman’s Pipe (Pararistolochia deltantha)
Ulysses Butterfly (Papilio Ulysses)
Pink Flowered Euodia, (Melicope Elleryana)
Northern Elkhorn Fern Epiphyte (Platycerium hillii)
Native Pepper (Piper caninum)
Needleberry (Raphidophora australasica)
Green Spotted Triangle Butterfly (Graphium Agamemnon)
Orange Annona (Fitzlania heteropetala)
(meiogyne  verrucosa)
(meiogyne hirsuta)
Calaboa (Uvaria concava)
China Pine (Polyalthia Michaelii)
Walking Stick Palm (Linospadix minor)
Lurcher Butterfly (Yoma Sabina)
Spearpod, Minnieroot (Ruella Tuberosa)
Desert Petunia (Diptercanthus australacicus)
Fan Palms (Licuala ramsayi)

Misc. Lichens and Mosses
Misc. Vines
Possibly some fauna

This week I jump into designing these species and their construction!

3. Still keeping track of my time and how it is being spent: HoursTracker total for this week: 12 hours 45 minutes.

Research & Development: 5 hours 55 min

Marketing: 1 hour 30 minutes

Construction: 5 hours 20 minutes

Follow my daily progress on Instagram: StudioDeanna