Georgia O’Keeffe Loved Them, So Should You
In today’s day and age where a congressman can talk about “legitimate rape” and still have supporters (women supporters at that), sometimes we need to protect our last good nerve, take a deep breath and step back. What better a time than when we are annoyed at stupid conservatives who suppress and hurt our fellow sisters, to stand up and do something for womankind? And why not start with the women we owe everything to–our mothers. GlobalRose has Mother’s Day Flowers, and flowers to give mom on any occasion.
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Flowers not only exist as examples of nature’s powerful and exquisite architectural talents, they are also nature’s vaginal symbols, as Alice Walker revealed in her Color Purple and as Georgia O’Keeffe revealed in her paintings. The flower is a symbol of a woman’s strength, and the place of her origin. In a dissertation published by Georgia State University, the graduate student reveals flowers as literary symbols in various works that showcased women’s artistry and rebellion. The author concludes by stating that a special connection exists between women and flowers, and that by better understanding these connections, one can better understand the contemporary social expectations, pressures and limitations that coincide with women and how they can use flowers in their concrete lives via the symbolic backdrop of literary projections. All in all, a flower represents a woman’s strengths.
Finding Mom the Right Flowers
As we know from the Victorians, flowers have their own language and each variety has a different message. If your mom lives far away you may want to give her a bouquet that features striped carnations, as their message is “sorry I can’t be with you,” or a grouping of pansies that represent “thinking of you.” Chrysanthemums convey love and truth, while gladiolas speak of strength and character. There are a number of Victorian study guides online that offer flower symbolisms and definitions. When crafting that flower arrangement for your mother, be sure to construct it based on the things about her you wish to honor and celebrate.
When you select mom’s flowers, consider making her a crafty little gift FROM the flowers—a deconstruction and repurposed project present will be completely unexpected and a great way for her to take in your creativity and passion to make it her own. For example, consider a flower arrangement that not only speaks the language of flowers, but that also contain blooms that are easy to work with. For example, making tea from dried flowers is an ideal gift, as is drying out the flowers to press into candles or other decorative arts. By taking some time to offer your mom a creative product based on flowers, you will be giving her the wonderful gift of sharing your womanly joys.
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