Thursday, 27 September 2012

Giving flowers

I prepped this background with an icy sort of  blue but then didn't want to do a blue page. I had a cut-out flower lying around on my desk so I grabbed it to use as a mask. A few dots of colour down one edge dragged out with a glue spreader and suddenly I had a pinkish page rather than a blue one.

It sat on my table for a couple of days. I added some centres and stalks, but what should the words be? What was the page talking about?

Yesterday a dear lady from our morning congregation died. She was a gift-giver - taking note of what people liked and giving them small gifts in that area.

As usual, death set me thinking about life and how short it is. The wording 'always give flowers' talks about building people up rather than pulling them down; taking the time to encourage and be generous with our money, time, and ourselves. We don't know how a small gift, a smile, an encouraging word can change someone's day or even their life.

Be a life-changer - give flowers.


  1. This is a beautiful page. I also let mine sit out and let it speak to me...I may have gotten that idea from you ;)....this page reminds me of the daisies I would always bring my mom as a kid and as a teenager...just on a whim. Good thoughts.

  2. This is such a gentle and loving you. I don't know how I missed it yesterday, but I am so happy I found it today. YOU gave me flowers today...on my Blog, with your comment. And I thank you for the thought. You made my day. And someday soon, I WILL carve alphabet stamps!! ~kath

  3. such a lovely page and an equally loving reminder . Thanks for sharing on AJED.

  4. There is a lot of depth with your background colors. Very Lovely! Thanks for sharing.


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