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Paper flowers don’t require April showers

The only cultivated flowers we have in our entire yard are Irises and they have already “passed.” Now we are enjoying one of my favorite “weeds,” the Spiderwort (sounds horrid, but they are really pretty).

About a month ago I made up a design which was put on a blank watercolor-card. The pre-Shutdown plan had been for each of the dozen or so ladies in a Wednesday afternoon seniors’ Art Group (including myself) to color in one flower, sign the card, and present it as a Thank-you to the amazing artist who was to visit our center on the 8th of April 2020…

It was a lot of fun creating “the arrangement” from duplicated, mirrored, and variously reduced versions of the three flowers presented here. I thought a “bored” blog viewer might want to try a similar exercise! Green-thumbs not required. [Get your cut-out flowers to “bend/droop” (like the front lilies on far-right and far-left, and the left- and right-front tulips below) by partially clipping the paper-stem below the bloom and making a small dart/tuck.]

Here’s a PDF you can print out to create your own arrangement: SpringFlowers_craft_6apr2020

Look at some photos online if you decide to add in some leaves, especially on the lily.