Tuesday, April 28, 2009

happy / heart


L - Nikon D60 / T- phone pic (click to see the sketch)

Aren't pansies the happiest little flowers? The symbolism associated with the pansy is "merriment" and "you occupy my thoughts" - seems appropriate because of their cute little "faces". I'm sure you know that Pansy flowers are edible – they have a taste reminiscent of grapes and mint. I've never actually used them in a meal myself but have had them on a salad at a fine restaurant. Have you ever used pansies in your food? / i am so busy right now. sorry i haven't been participating in the blog very much lately. this is a project i am trying to finish up for my 3D class. we were given the assignment to create a soft sculpture and i chose to make a 3-dimensional soft heart out of red velvet with purple crocheted veins. it's hard to tell what it will look like at this point but you can see my pencil sketch and parts of the sculpture. in my head it was really cool... i hope i can carry it through.

12 comments:

Char said...

I haven't had pansies but I've had nastur...however you spell that. they were peppery to me. love the purples that go together so well.

Georgia B. said...

thank you for your comment Leslye. it meant so very much to me.

have a good week. i look forward to return and catching up.

-georgia

Susan said...

I just gave pansies in a planter box to a sad friend. Something so friendly and hopeful about pansies.

trupeach said...

i am happily reminded of alice in wonderland when you mention the faces on the pansies.

the heart looks great thus far! keep up the hard work.

elk said...

coming down the home stretch T ,,,hang in there and i am taking a deep breath of this lovely purple post
...
elk

SE'LAH... said...

Guess I won't go hungry for lunch today...I am so picking some pansies and eating them...

Thanks for visiting me today.

Relyn said...

Oh. I've been away too long. It is so nice to see you again. And, to come back to such happy little faces. Hello, my friend.

Jean M Fogle said...

I love pansies but havent put them in our salad yet, have had them on cakes tho as decorations!

DesignTies said...

Thanks for visiting my Pet Parade post :-)

I love your picture of the purple pansies in the green glass -- great colour combination :-) Pansies are one of my favourite flowers (especially purple ones), but I don't have much luck with them in my garden. Maybe I'll try again this year....

Good luck with your 3D soft sculpture :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Woman in a Window said...

AHHH! Those pansies are falling! They are spritely little flowers, aren't they?

Show us the finished product of the heart, k?

Gayle said...

I have never eaten a pansy! We grow nasturtium during the summer and add the flowers to our salads. I'm not crazy about the flavor, but they make the salad look so pretty!

Wow! T, the heart looks like it is going to be very cool!

Jamie said...

I had no idea pansies were edible! Thanks for the tip - now I've got to find recipes.

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The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
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