The Joy of Flowers

Posted on: January 26th, 2014 by jmbroekman 4 Comments

Un bel mazzo di fiori

I had almost forgotten how lovely it is to have a beautiful vase of flowers on my desk. Especially in the short grey days of winter. And here is where FaceBook proves a good thing. I had a brief FB exchange with Amy, a good friend who runs a flower business (Pretty Flowers), and a photographer with whom she collaborated (check out the photographer’s blog entry about the collaboration here). Someone in this exchange suggested that I should paint Amy’s flowers, to which I responded that I loved the idea. Lo and behold Jay & Amy came for dinner, and she appeared with the loveliest of purple and yellow and green, and even some blue hydrangea in a vase of flowers. Such welcome inspiration – even as the blooms quickly fade away.

I am patiently waiting for both the cold dark days to give way to spring, and to finally have a working studio again. Patience being the operative word. In the meantime, my office is still a chaotic mess, and I am making daily drawings in a sketchbook that reminds me in quality and size of the old orange covered ones I used growing up!

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4 Responses

  1. Suzanne Murphy says:

    Just lovely! Makes me want to buy myself some flowers.

    • jmbroekman says:

      There really is something to be said for treating oneself to flowers in the dead of winter!

  2. yvonne says:

    always a good idea. I buy myself flowers on a regular basis. Makes my home feel and look so much warmer.