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Fragile Stems | Amy Sorensen

Fragile Stems | Amy Sorensen

12 x 12 | materials patterned paper (Echo Park) + alphabet, hexagon stamps (Close to My Heart) + ink (ColorBox) + font (LD Remington Portable)

A Note from Amy
I wanted the chevron shape to hint at the way the crocuses show up right at first...a few little specks of purple in an expanse of green.

Every winter we watch for them: The tiny snow crocusus. When they finally bloom---usually in late February---it's like a note from the future: spring really is on its way, even if it doesn't feel that way. At first there are only a few yellow ones, with the green, grassy tips of others waiting to blossom, but when they do? They're like flowers just waiting to turn into butterflies, like the discovery of color, like hope on a stem. And when a lovely spring day finally arrives, and the air is soft and the crocus are blooming? Well. There's absolutely nothing more blissful.

April Fun Fact
My best friend's birthday is the day before mine. My daughter's best friend's birthday, which also happens to be mine, is the day before hers, which is the day after mine. (My sister-in-law and I are also birthday twins.) All of which is to say: between April 19-21, there are a lot of birthday cards to prepare!