Anyways, the challenge was to select a flower and create a postcard that somehow showed the meaning of the flower without necessarily stating it. I had something in mind and found out there was actually a flower for it - French Willow (which in North America is more commonly known as Fireweed)...It stands for bravery and humanity.
I wanted to do something different with my background - I've been doing a lot lately playing with gesso surfaces. Jo had also shared a neat technique for printing images on to tissue paper which is what I did with the flowers. The quote came from a young girl recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Though specific to her, it really spoke to me on many different levels given the past year which is why I used it. I thought it was actually quite beautiful.
Lots of changes here on the home front - my contractor has said he can start next week on jobs that have needed to be done for quite some time - beginning with insulation in the attic (I am SO glad you can hire people willing to crawl through small holes into mouse infested areas and scratchy stuff who will actually take care of things for me - money well spent if you ask me LOL).....There will be pics of how things progress and I am really quite excited seeing some of my "vision" becoming reality for this old place. Enjoy. Jewels.