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Mother’s day included lunch out with my two children and husband at a small restaurant in downtown Franklin, Tennessee.  The weather was perfect, we had an outdoor table, and everyone was solicitous to me (not just the wait staff!).

On the way home, we stopped at a plant nursery to get some “filler” for my garden.  I always get antsy when the peonies start blooming because it signals the end of my “showy” plants.  I have to be sure something fun is bringing up the rear in June so I usually backfill with some annuals like zinnias or lilies.

San Francisco artist Tiffanie Turner knows the feeling.  Her GIANT paper flowers are heads above your basic “pom pom” project.  In her words:

My work in paper stems from my background as an architect, particularly my interest in how things are made and the use of repetitive elements, along with my lifelong obsession with flowers and botanical drawings. The exploration of scale plays heavily into everything I do, and the organized chaos and rhythms in nature make the heads of flowers an excellent case study for me.

From now until May 28th her show is open in San Francisco at Rare Device.

To purchase, you can click  here.

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