Jennifer Mennuti, of Botanical Visions recently blogged about my art in a very inspiring post about the power plants have to inspire us and affect change for the good, in our world. You can read her entire post here.
I particularly enjoyed her description of an artist who renders flowers as one "who takes an event and turns it into a story which can be recorded and retold." So true.
Which reminds me of my father. About fifteen years ago, before his death, he came to visit with a small bag full of these weed-like plants. "Plant these" , he said. "They just sprouted all over my yard and are very pretty when they bloom". And of course, I did. Every day when I see a buttercup in my garden, or see my little painting of a Buttercup, "Papi" speaks to me...
I've subscribed and spent quite a while reading Jennifer's blog since she has so many interesting posts about plants and landscaping in South Florida. Goodness knows, although I love plants, I don't have as green a thumb as I could have! And she offers quite an interesting way of attaching orchids and bromeliads to trees. I am going to try that! Please check out her very interesting blog here.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Maria Soto Robbins