Whilst at the City Centre, we had the chance to see the iconic London skyline on a small scale. We had also made a visit here to see an exhibition which felt like entering an all-encompassing secret garden. Hundreds of blooms were suspended in the air, almost as if they would delicately rain down on us any minute. The vision of Rebecca Louise Law, the installation features numerous florals gently held with copper wire.
A meandering petal river created with a vast array of flowers, they originally started fresh and vibrant. The transition to this stage shows how the twilight state is just as significant and stunning. There is a passion for 'natural change and preservation' where 'her work evolves as nature takes its course and offers an alternative concept of beauty.' The artists love of flora also stems from wishing to highlight the important relationship between nature and humans.
It's like a Van Gogh painting; Starry Night springs to mind. Taken by the swirling motifs, they guide the eye continuously through the entire sky garden. A vast and never-ending space. The upturned meadow features a diverse collection, ranging from Japanese peonies to English roses. A wintery shrub with former white flowers take on a new feel with creamy hued buds. They resemble beads, which drape over paper-like petals in tiny bouquets. The hanging gardens of London... Babylon where you at?
The thread-like web gently drapes and connects each stem, blending the various layers of colour and mottled design. I've grown a range of bulbs in the garden this year, with the tulips first to show their beautiful face. It's only a matter of time before all the flowers are out in full force. There's happiness found in each stage...especially when I see a little bud shooting out of the ground. It is really is in the simple pleasures.
On a day to day basis, I keep things simple in terms of jewellery. Accessories-wise, I sometimes find a statement necklace says everything I need to. The Rosa choker and necklace create a subtle pop of colour against a white background. Layering necklaces, the Willow, Oak and Pearle choker work harmoniously with the rosy tone swirls. Wooden beads entwined with thread add an earthy element.
The falling petals inspire, with mini dots of colour strewn across the floor when they've had their moment in the sun. I spotted lily-of-the valley, irises, bluebells and yellow milfoil clusters here. Bursts of allium take to the stage, where I'm reminded of the purple flower in the film Horton Hears a Who when I see them....maybe there is a whole microcosm of life on each fuzzy orb.
In my garden, it's nice to be able to appreciate how each variety blossoms at its own pace. A part of me wishes they'd stay in bloom forever, yet the change time brings about is a reminder that everything has it's moments to shine. It's a perfect metaphor in remembering to be present to enjoy it. It feels as though we'd waited forever for the sun to emerge this year. A quote by Hal Borland comes to mind - 'No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn'. The renewal and recharge that Spring brings is always exciting... as well as the pastel palette which is on its way!