Outdoor Flower Series Week 2

Bird of Paradise... I photographed this in my neighbor's garden...  you can see it is just starting to bloom...
According to the book "The Meaning of Flowers" by Gretchen Scoble & Ann Field... Bird of Paradise also known as Strelitzia Reginae... and in Asia it is known as "the crane lily for its shape, which resembles a folded paper crane."  The flower is native to South Africa... "suggests that something STRANGE and WONDERFUL is about to occur." For moi... it inspires PAINTING... that are turned into an invitation design...
envelope artwork...
Bird of Paradise paper...
invitation card...
paper cut to be an envelope liner...
I will be showing you more of these flower invitation designs as I continue my flower series throughout the year... hope you ENJOY it! Please be sure to visit other Outdoor Wednesday posts via A Southern Daydreamer!  See YOU tomorrow... I've BOOKED us a table!

10 comments:

Maggie said...

What a stunning bloom, your artwork is wonderful too.

Linh C. said...

Living in AL, I don't see Birds of Paradise flowers unless I'm at a florist! That's why when I visited my sister in Hawaii last summer, I took a gazillion pictures of the flowers. Especially the ones that were right outside the house we were renting. Your paintings of these flowers are beautiful!

Donnie said...

Very pretty design.

Light and Voices said...

The bird of paradise is a good flower to use as an invitation, birthday card, sympathy card, etc. Nice idea! Go for it!
Joyce M

A Lady's Life said...

Yes it is an extremely exotic flower and takes you away to dream and think what you may.

Blue Muse said...

How fabulous is this?! You clever little mynx. I love, love, love the bird of paradise creations!
Happy Wednesday!
xo Isa

Jane said...

I love these! I just finished painting both an orange BOP and a white one. Don't you just love tropical florals...
Jane (artfully graced)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I miss seeing these plants as well as palms since moving from SO CAL to Oregon. Lovely to see it here and your art work on the stationary is perfect.

Renae Moore said...

Love it Girl! I can't wait to see you tomorrow for our reservations!
xoxo

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