Sunday, 4 January 2009

The Language of Flowers

20 min watercolour pencils in A4 sketchbook.
Carnations are said to represent friendship - in Victorian times the flowers that you sent had a message of their own depending upon the variety.

Friendship needs caring for the same as a flower - if neglected, it withers. In order for a friendship to thrive we must nurture it and each work at giving it life.

A recent lost friendship saddened me, but both parties must want to keep the friendship alive and if the other party turns their back what can you do but move on.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    Here in Portugal the carnations were the flower used in the 1974's peaceful (more or less) revolution.
    Soldiers wore those in the barrels, given by the population.

    Kind regards,