Floral Floor Cloth

I made this floor cloth over two decades ago when my children were small.

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How did I manage it? Why did I attempt such a thing?

I puzzle about things like this now that I am afraid of a pencil.

What made me believe I could make a floor cloth and paint my favorite flowers on it?

I think I get this from my dad. I get an idea and become possessed with it.

I found it folded and smashed under a pile in the workshop last week.

I laid it out on the gravel to examine it.

There were those flowers from gardens past.

The dahlia that disappeared and the Texas Star from my grandmother.

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The prolific Kwanzan daylily  that I should have declined and a Clematis I loved and lost.

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A white gladiola, a yellow Asiatic lily and a blackberry lily.

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A Japanese iris, bracken fern  and some bearded iris.

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Bearded iris, Cecil Brunner rose that got giant,  Bill Troutman poppy and a Sensitive fern.

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And my beloved pink foxglove.

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Maybe I’ll get possessed again and repaint it,

but first I need to get over my fear of colored pencils.

 

FLOW

 

 

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