My Grandmother had a magic garden.
It was filled with pansies, daisies,
Pink Lady Slippers, hollyhocks and
the most gorgeous apricot-colored climbing roses
you've ever seen.
It was the same garden my mother grew up in. Even though she
was more inclined to be swinging in the trees playing Tarzan
when she was a child,
it is here that she and my grandmother taught me to
make flower ladies.
Flower Ladies with big Pink Lady Slipper dresses and
hollyhock hats. And they could dance and dance
My latest designs were inspired by "The Garden."
I spent hours and hours there in the shade
of a great big tree creating my
"magic" friends, wearing my
daisy chain crown that my mother taught me how to make.
I can't tell you how many daisy chains wilted
on my head in the warm California summer sun.
I created this design with a nod to my french grandmother
in whose garden I spent so many