Tree of Life, Tree of Memories

Tree of Life, Tree of Memories

  Busy, busy, busy… time goes by… I’ve been meaning to share this design, this Memorial Tree, wall of flowers, foliage and branches, since January! That’s when it all went down- when the tree was built on a wall of floral foam- a grand plan, sketched out beforehand, with approximate dimensions & a wish list of the best flowers I could think of, in a color scheme that exuded calmness and tranquility. It all...

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Sun Rise just for You

Sun Rise just for You

      “As the earth spins and revolves around the sun, the subtle movements of nature mark the passage of time- a powerful symbol of life.” ~Heliotrope for Hospice For as long as I can remember- a keen awareness of time passing – it sort of explains my attraction to … suns! It’s not a creepy kind of obsession- just an acknowledgement of how our planet’s journey translates to me on a daily...

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Making It Happen!

Making It Happen!

Do you ever wonder if something is possible? even when you think it is, but just don’t know if you can do it? That’s where I was, three years ago, when I pondered the idea of starting Heliotrope for Hospice… That’s right!! Three years ago, on July 24, I took a leap of faith and decided to Make It Happen…. The first delivery of 24 mason jars full of donated flowers to San Diego Hospice. It was exciting,  emotional...

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The Rule of Permanence

The Rule of Permanence

“The feeling that things of quality live on, regardless of their fragility, seems to be the rule of permanence.”  – Kelly, on Matter- the Material of Sculpture, Chapter 4, page 57. You won’t find that quote very easily… since it came from a textbook on 3 Dimensional Design when I was studying sculpture so, so long ago!!  For some reason, I wrote it down…  And it still resonates with me.    Why does a...

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Music to my ears

Music to my ears

(Baby Girl helping me with hospice flowers) Did I just hear someone purr? Yes, I believe I did… because something just resonated in my soul. For those of you who love cats, there is nothing else quite like that sound. If a dog could purr, it would. A happy tail wagging is pretty close to purring, but it’s a different kind of happy.  Purring is a “deep within” happy.  So I guess you can tell… I’m a...

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Time to celebrate!

Time to celebrate!

Can it be Two Years already?! here we are… July 24- the anniversary of the first Heliotrope for Hospice delivery! Wow, I have to pause… reflect on the time that passes, how flowers have touched the lives of so many people. As you might know, Heliotrope is not a huge organization. It is small, but with one purpose- providing flowers to those in hospice care, to celebrate life in this part of the journey we all will travel. Each week,...

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