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Saving Roses

Like Rose below, I too like saving the flowers from dying - or keep them in their new dried form.

Another way I save Roses is to snip them at the base of the bud and place into a small bowl.  Once the water has run dry (and the Rose), its shape is held for keeps within the support of the bowl.  You can also float them in a larger bowl too.  Enjoy saving the Roses - and maybe share this idea with your flower and art loving friends.

Written by Janine Browne — June 27, 2013

Wisdoms of Rose # 1


Rose liked to save the flowers from dying .

Rose enjoys rendering her world with things of great visual delight.  She spends lengthy periods absorbed in personal and worldly examination, surround by things of great beauty, interest and pleasure, all of which assist in easing the trespassing of time - and the invasion of unfortunate thoughts.  Long Live Rose.

Footnote:  Some wonderings from me about this Rose ....  The flowers?  I think that's about the transformation of things.  The possibility of taking one thing and turning it into something else and in doing so preserving something of it.  Like a daisy chain.  Arranging picked flowers in a vase.  Petals tossed into the air - sprinkled over a bride or a special place.  The transformation and preservation of flowers is perhaps a metaphor for the transformation and preservation of the 'self'?  Personal possibility and peace I feel in this Rose too.  You'll find her in the'Wisdoms of Rose'book - along with 16 others Roses.

Written by Janine Browne — February 16, 2013

Robin Pegged


Couple of ways to have Robin's quiet presence in your day ... with a simple piece of string and some pegs...

The chair?  An original French folding cafe chair from my favourite of all shops - Corner Store.

View Robin cards in gallery here.

Written by Janine Browne — May 12, 2013