It's here! Day One (but March 2) of our challenge. Can't wait to see everyone's crocuses.
It's one of the first flowers of spring (though I don't know if I've ever seen on in MN), and the first half of my business name.
I didn't an interview with @mysahomestyling for her blog a month or two ago, and one of the questions she asked was how I chose my name.
Oddly enough, I chose it 8 years ago when I sold a few photographic prints on Etsy. I hadn’t thought of it for ages, but when I started painting flowers, it kept popping into my mind. Part of the reason I began painting was for a creative outlet; I had to give up my photography business because of health issues, and my right brain was starving. I kept thinking of crocuses, one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, coming right through the snow, shining brightly in the cold. And thistles, a plant known for its barbs, its prickliness, yet it produces a flower that is food for bees (making honey!) and has medical uses. Another good thing coming from seemingly bad. My art is like that: a hobby/business borne of a very hard time in my life.