This month, we decided to treat everyone in our Studio to a trip to the amazing Philadelphia Flower Show. This year’s theme was “ARTiculture – Where Art Meets Horticulture,” with floral displays inspired by the great artists of the world. For me, however, it was a day in paradise, because it was a day to enjoy two of my passions – art and flowers.
And I was thinking how timely it was to visit the flower show after a winter filled with a steady barrage of snowstorms! What a lift it was to enter that vast convention center filled with millions of flowers. What a celebration for the senses — from the subtle fragrance to the brilliant colors, from the intriguing textures to the imaginative use of flowers used to create dimensional “brush strokes” on all kinds of canvases.
It was great to feel so revitalized! Which led me to think about the joyful effect of flowers – in a vase, in a garden, in a work of art, or on a greeting card. Whenever I need something to cheer me up or want to brighten a friend’s day, flowers are my go-to treat. And if I can’t send real flowers, sometimes I’ll just send a beautiful floral card.
How about you – wouldn’t your day be a little brighter with some beautiful flowers?