Cassandra Bohne-Linnard (Bohne-L) is a native Houstonian who has been painting as a hobby for over 20 years. After retiring from the corporate world she dedicated herself to her young family and in this environment, her artistic creativity flourished. After painting "Freedom" an abstract oil painting of a blue butterfly, she was captivated by the natural beauty of butterflies and inspired to create art using real, preserved butterflies.
In January, 2020, Blue Butterfly Designs received the award for BEST ONLINE BOUTIQUE at the Bridal Extravaganza Show in Houston, Texas as voted by thousands of attending brides.
We work with each client to customize designs that truly capture the essence of the occassion or that complement existing home decor. The price for each piece varies - factors affecting price include butterfly species; size, quantity and rarity of butterfly; size/type of dome or shadow box; and design effort involved.
Most pieces are ready in 4-5 weeks. Holidays may impact completion time. All custom orders require a 50% deposit. All sales are final.
All of the butterflies used by Blue Butterfly Designs have died of natural causes; we do not promote the harming of butterflies in any way. Due to the delicate nature of the preserved butterflies, the pieces should be kept out of direct sunlight and high humidity areas (i.e. bathrooms).
Blue Butterfly Designs trademark slogan "the timeless beauty of real butterflies resurrected through art" perfectly captures the essence of Cassandra's work. The butterflies used in her work are sustainably sourced from all over the world selected for their original unadulterated natural colors and beauty.