Thursday, March 20, 2014

Welcome Spring


Hello Spring!  What a welcome season every year…a time of rebirth, renewal, promise, transformation, beauty and inspiration.
 

 


We are fortunate to live where many flowers bloom year round, and with each arrival of Spring, sweet, colorful blossoms become more abundant.  I love this season when buds unfurl into floral beauty, when petals unfold into natural “art.”


Flowers are a favorite source of inspiration.  As I’ve been creating samples for my after-school elementary class and this weekend’s “Welcome Spring” papercraft workshop at Bella’s Studio, it’s become apparent that the rose garden at one of our local museums, Monterey Museum of Art at La Mirada, has surely influenced my tissue paper posies.
 


 

As I’ve admired and written about the calendula blossoms in Bobcat Garden and our own garden, not only have their bright petals become a favorite salad topping, these colorful flowers also morphed into “paintbrushes” during a recent art project with my daughter.
 
 

 

A subtle brush or vivid pop of color.  Soft and lovely, bright and cheerful.  Delightful, peaceful.  Wild and unruly, graceful.  Beauty can be found in every flower.

 
 

With the advent of the vernal equinox, may this Spring season bring you much happiness, beauty and "flower power" (inspiration!)