This altar is titled SPRING and was created in Ashland in the spring of 2020. It was one of my earliest designs. It features peony flower and petals, snapdragons, statice, arbutus berries, rose petals, green almonds, grasses, and catkins.
Throughout the season of blooming in 2020, my dear friend Nina would drop jars of flowers and greens on my porch - clipped from her abundant gardens. The centerpiece of this earth altar is a gorgeous pink peony that was part of a birthday bouquet from Nina. The green fuzzy things around the border are almonds! I found these on the ground on a walk and was drawn in by their color and shape - I had never before seen what almonds look like wearing their protective green coats.
While I'm not typically drawn to pastels, I found myself entering the gentle world of these soft colors. As I worked outward from the centerpiece, I felt both soothed and energized.
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