Thursday, January 13, 2011
Flowers In My Heart
There are some days when I have nothing to share, and some days that I have too much to say. I could have shared more photos from my Sunday photo jaunt. I could have shared photos of the aftermath of last night's snowstorm. But...I'm going to show you my current WIP (work in progress) instead. Here's how it started:I don't usually sketch out my ideas for my window designs, but I've had so many in my head the last month or so that I started putting them on paper to empty my head a bit (ha, ha...I can hear the jokes.) Sometimes my head is quite empty, but sometimes it's so packed with ideas that I can't sleep at night.The idea for "Flowers In My Heart" started with a song by Canadian singer Lennie Gallant. It's a beautiful song, and one of my favourites....."You're like flowers in my heart, I walk through them whenever we're apart..." . The man in the song is singing to his child, but in my mind I have changed it for this window project. If you look close, you can see the outline of the heart:I am working on a series of windows to raise awareness for breast cancer. This is my first one. My "Flowers In My Heart" are all my friends....new friends and long time friends, near friends and far friends.There is something good in everything. And the something good about my breast cancer diagnosis is that it is a reminder of just how many friends we have. And how very lucky we are. I'm not done my window yet...But I wanted to share the start of my tribute to all of you...you are truly Flowers In My Heart.