Earlier, I posted one of my student's tissue paper projects .... her work was based on my original piece. I have a long running attractive to layers of paper and color. I created many paper collages, way back in college, (ha ha collage ... college, whatever) mostly with expensive color aide paper ... do they still sell that stuff? I find to very calming to cut and paste .... don't we all???
I have been waiting to finish my flower tissue paper project with the addition of cut out letters and today I took the time to find all the right letters. Yeah, I was able to finish a project.
I flipped though my stash of magazines for find just the right letters, considering size, color and font. (that's a funny word, "font", don't you agree?) Snip, snip, clip, I arranged the letters and spelled out one of my favorite sayings, "Bloom where you are planted."
I have read this saying from time to time on novelty items, cards and posters. It always speaks to me about doing the best I can. I googled the saying to see if I could use it without fear of plagiarism, seems to be up for grabs. There were many posts about the origin and deep meaning for this simple saying .... I attach no deep meaning to it, for me it's translation is basic, just do the best in the moment and you will (hopefully) survive.
Arranging the letters, I did find it interesting that without just the right "W" (I had to remove one and find another) ... the phrase could still work ... "Bloom HERE, you are planted." I saw this as a positive saying about hometowns and being rooted in the history and future of the community in which I live.
Here, there or where, I think it's a good saying, I hope you like the piece .... and I hope you bloom, where ever you are.