Color of the Month…

febflower.jpgActually = Flower of the month! I’ve heard of Birthstones and of course astrological signs, but didn’t realize that there are flowers asscosiated with each month (conspiracy via the National Florists’ Association)?

4 parts Ultramarine, 4 parts Flourescent/neon pink plus 2 parts white polymer clay = the February flower of the month the purple Iris. The predominant quality that is associated with irises is purity.  Their meaning has grown to include faith, hope, and wisdom. In many places, the purple and dark blue iris flowers are considered to represent royalty. The yellow is thought of as representing passion. Two other general meanings for irises are admiration and courage.

Also known as fleur-de-lis, these flowers are deeply associated with Isis, the Greek goddess who acted as a messenger between the gods and a link between heaven and earth. They are also a symbol of Hera, the Greek moon goddess. In the past they were planted at a woman’s final resting place as a way of reminding Isis to guide her in her journey beyond death. They were revered in Egypt, and they became the national symbol of France. Originally they were used for perfumes and medicinal purposes.


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