Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I am back to creating after a health crisis with my mother.  Right now I am very drawn to earth colors.
I received several packets of faded flowers from a deceased flower artist and wasn't sure what to do with the muted colors as I am used to using bright colors.  As I worked with these flowers I became very fond of their neutrality and subtle beauty.  I realized that in the growth cycle often I have thought of the disintegration cycle as not that beautiful but in working with these flowers I can see that all of the cycles of growth have their own unique beauty including the death cycle.
Also as I was working on this I dicovered a small bug that was pressed in the process.  The bug is glued to the bottom of the swithplate.  I wonder is you can see her.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Bookmarks as Therapy

                                                                                                                                                                              It has been awhile since I have written in my blog. My mother is 93 and has had some serious health issues recently and is now in a Rehabilitation Center. I realize that I am dealing with the grief of loosing my mother and I know working with pressed flowers gives me a focus and calms my mind.
I think that flowers have such beautiful, healing energy and working with them in stressful times is one of my forms of therapy. I call it "Pressed Flower Therapy".....Finally attached is a copy of the bookmark I made in my last post and a couple of others that are laminated.  The final touch will be to add a ribbon at the top.  I like the soft look of these bookmarks......my "Soft Pink Series".