Today is one of my favorite days of the year! The day I get to cut a bouquet of lilacs and bring them inside. I LOVE the way they smell. I had a lilac bush in front of my bedroom growing up as a kid on Whidbey Island. I used to love to open my window and the smell would fill up my house. The ones I have now, are too far from my windows so I bring them in. I stop to smell them every time I walk by.
Although lilacs are my favorite flower, I haven't made a kanzashi piece in the style of one. I haven't had a desire too. Maybe I think they're too sacred to me. Maybe I might attempt a piece in the future. Do you have a special flower? Does that sound weird?
Mother's Day is upon us. It means a lot to some, others like myself, its not a huge deal. Since I was 18 years old, it's been Mother's Day. I'm very proud to be a mom to my offspring. Even if they do turn my hair white some days. I think if you're close to your momma, you should let her know more than just one arbitrary day of the year. If you've been following along for a bit now, you know I lost my parent 13 years ago. I miss my dad every day I wake up. I wish I would've reminded him more often how much I loved him and was grateful for all he did for me. But I do like to refer to an older blog post of mine, "Know your mother" when it comes to "special days". Maybe your mom needs more than words and a hug. I have many mom friends that feel love through gifts in the most not materialistic way. I think it's the thoughtfulness behind the gift. We're dipping into "know your love language" territory here, but moms are people not just the ladies that drives to practices and makes dinner every day.
Thanks to those who purchased one of my pieces for their moms. All shipments have been sent this week. I truly hope they enjoy them and am honored you chose my work to share with them.