Thursday, June 4, 2009

Groovy Grevillea

A friend gave me a flower from her grevillea the other day - it is totally beautiful, and it flowers in winter. I was particularly drawn to its leaves as they look like little fire trees on their own, so I went home with a load of them in my handbag so that I could draw, paint them, or use them as stencils. Most people carry their car keys and lipstick in their handbags! I'm presently reading a book by Eckhart Tolle and he suggests looking at a flower (or stone or crystal) and seeing it just as it is, not even labelling it 'flower', to get rid of any preconceptions the mind may have and to see the flower with new eyes. It's quite amazing what creation went into making such a beautiful object.

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