Monday, February 17, 2014

Language of Flowers

...title of a book about a teenage girl with difficulty trusting and forming close relationships. She goes to work for a florist while still homeless and living in Golden Gate Park. Through the arrangements she creates for the florist's customers, a second and parallel narrative relates the emotional story. It's a good read and a treat for being set in San Francisco. 
The Language of Flowers: A Novel Paperback by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The newest trifold design is a long-stemmed rose. Red for romantic, passionate love; yellow for happiness and friendship(that would be my favorite); pink for affection; and white for congratulations, pride and forgiveness. These explanations are included on the back panel of the papercuts. The front panel is in full color and cut out completely; second panel backs the first and has an asymmetric pattern. Fits a legal envelope so it can be mailed (bonus)

I've had this idea in the back of my mind for awhile. Decided not to make a blue rose, which is a reference to The Glass Menagerie because it seems so sad. If you haven't read it (spoiler alert) the blue rose is a play on the word pleurisy and in fact, was inspired by Tennessee Williams' sister, the reference comes full-circle. Read more:

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