Saturday, February 5, 2011

All the flowers that you planted, mama, in the back yard, All died when you went away

This craft project has been a long time in the making. I don't know why I put it off so long. I kept making excuses. I couldn't find my glue gun, I didn't want to mess it up, I couldn't find inspiration, etc. etc. But yesterday, while I had the glue gun trying to repair a broken princess crown I decided to jump in and get this project done.

My aunt Becky and Daishan had taken some of the flower arrangements from my mother's funeral to dry for us. A few months later, she gave me a large box of gorgeous flowers. Flowers my mom would have loved. Flowers that I was going to use as some sort of decoration.

A month later I found a sale on shadow boxes at a craft store and decided I would design little arrangements in the boxes and hang them on the wall.

A year in half later, and the box of flowers and shadowboxes were still sitting in my closet.

But now it is done.

The shadowboxes are filled with my mom's flowers. Hanging on my wall. The beauty and simplicity reminding me of my mother.



10 comments:

Kacey Nielsen said...

Those turned out absolutely beautifully. A fantastic way to display a memory.

Samantha said...

Those are perfect. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Oh Ang--they turned out so beautiful. And that is exactly what we had wanted to do for each of you guys, so I'm glad you had the same thought. Perfect. love you, daishan

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Angie, those are great! I love the grouping of them. I'm going to remember this idea, thank you. Good thing that princess crown needed fixing.

Annie said...

Really nice, turned out great.

Kimmy said...

I love them!!!!!

auntiescary said...

These are beautiful Ang! What an awesome tribute to your mom!

Colleen said...

Wonderful!

melanie said...

Perfect, they remind me of her too. Almost choked me up again, what's going on tonight. Loving your blog tonight I guess :).

::lindsay said...

I'm glad you were able to do something cool with the flowers. A fitting tribute!