Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bright Blooms

These swathes of blooms are filling pots and vases in my home. They have the fragrance of freshly folded paper!
They are the latest version of my origami flowers!
Some of them are made from vintage South African Lantern Magazines [Donated to me by the delightful, now newly married Siblingmine! Thanks Casey!]
and some are made from colourful recycled modern mags too! 
Thrifted knitting needles form the stem and stamen of each bloom!
PS I have not done much Freshly Found stuff this week, as my mom's been admitted to hospital and is undergoing extensive tests. It's a relief to know that the doctors will be getting to the bottom of her not feeling well lately!

17 comments:

flowerpress said...

I think we need a tutorial!
Fingers crossed that your mother is better soon Denise.

JCelestial said...

yes, I agree... I tutorial is needed! :-) they are wonderful

Anke said...

My best wishes for yout mother, I hope she'll be better soon. Those flowers are fantastic!

Estelle said...

Such a gorgeous display.
Please tell your Mom I am sending her a virtual bunch of these beautiful flowers to cheer her day!

Miss Molly said...

beautiful flowers!
Hope your mom gets better soon
xoxo

JP.Brouard said...

My Dad's pretty sick as well. Will be praying for your Mom. Have a great weekend!

kat said...

Sending positive vibes your way.

ELK said...

i am thinking of your mom..wow what creative flowers

hatjunkie said...

NOthing more amazing than beauty from the recycling pile. Hope your mom's O.K.

Bad Taste Toast said...

god, I love these! origami is a beautiful art!

Anairam said...

Aaaaah - the fragrance of freshly found and folded paper flowers - I think I can smell them! They look lovely.
PS Sterkte with your mom's hospitalization. There is just no good English equivalent for the Afrikaans wish of "sterkte", I think.

Anabel Fournier said...

Love the photos and colors. Best wishes for your mom :-)

kendalee said...

Anairam said it, "sterkte!" to you and your mom - hope they get to the bottom of the problem and that she's feeling better soon!

I love these flowers - the knitting needle stamen is such a sweet surprise in the middle too :)

Di Overton said...

So creative. Best wishes to your Mum

Anonymous said...

Stunning Denise. Hope and pray that your Mom gets better soon.

Gossip Guy said...

Would LOVE to learn how to make them!

casey said...

So stoked to see my pages put to super good use :)