Welcome to our new series, the magic of flowers.
Aren't flowers magical? They walk with us down the aisle when we get married, they sit beside us on the hospital bedside table when we aren't feeling well, and they even surround and drape our coffin when we have passed on and our loved ones celebrate our lives.
Flowers have the ability to draw us in and become fully connected to the present moment, creating a boundary to all our past and future thoughts. Flowers inspire awe and wonder. They are a reminder that a force other than us is at work. Watch how a flower slowly unfolds without any help from us. Sure we may plant the seed and water it, but it does all the rest in what seems like an effortless way, unhurried, in sync with the pace of the Universe in the same way that a surfer is able to catch and ride a wave. It does so in such a way we don't even see it move, but eventually it unfolds into its most magnificent state.
Flowers are shipped from all over the world-California, roses from South America, gorgeous blooms coming from Holland, that is how much they essential to our lives. How many of us have become somewhat complacent about the presence and meaning flowers hold in our existence and they joy they bring to it?
In this series, The Magic of Flowers, we are going to look at some ways that we may want to more consciously incorporate flowers into our lives so we can tap into the magic they offer during this turbulent time. As we attempt to emerge from the Covid-19 Pandemic that that has left many of us traumatized, grieving or searching for new meaning and connection, couldn't we all use a little magic and support?
So, let's start this series by talking about Art in Bloom. Art in Bloom is a pairing of floral arrangements created by florists that further express what is already present in works of art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. The annual event has completed for 2021 so there won't be any spoiler alerts. This is, however, an opportunity to see one way that we can link this magic of flowers into our lives.
Here are a few of the artistic arrangements and some of the artists statements on their interpretation of their creations in relation to the art. As you look at these, perhaps it will spark an idea in you. Maybe this is something your community could do at your local art museum, or at school in art class, or perhaps you have a painting in your home that you would like to create a floral arrangement to coincide with?
Tap into the magic and see where it takes you!
Would you like to see more of the Art In Bloom creations? Follow us on social media @TheNatureNurse where we will post more pictures. We hope you feel inspired and will connect with flowers in a new way. Subscribe to this blog so you don't miss the next blog in our The Magic Of Flower series.