It’s a rainy Friday in Denver, a rare and beautiful thing. I’m supposed to be recording the lessons for Write Your Paris Stories, but Friday Art hadn’t been posted yet.
I went to Creative Mornings Denver and afterward, braved the incredible clusterfuck that is Trader Joe’s parking. Why? Why! For the cheap eats? No. For the flowers.
Since drawing and painting my CSA share last year, I’ve changed flowers from luxury item to necessity. Flowers are the love of my life, a daily, elegant love that fuels both my heart and my art.
With the arrival of Trader Joe’s, I am happy to say I can fill my home and office with beauty for $20 each week.
I think of the flowers all around the house as shrines. Every time I see and smell the flowers I feel a rush of appreciation and joy. A recent strengths test indicated that my top strength is appreciation of beauty/excellence.
I love drawing and painting flowers. Photographing them isn’t as easy. But today, on this rainy Friday, my flower shrines were making me so happy, I had to share them with you.
Enjoy! Maybe go make your own flower shrine.
L to R: Office Co-Worker; Stock with Show Your Art by Austin Kleon, just arrived!; Meditation Shrine; Office Shrine 2: Not Dead Yet; Kitchen Sponge Puja; Home Shrine; Lounge with Stock; Not Dead Yet