New Artwork by Emma
Beautiful two tone Gravity roses in blushing pink and soft greens, make a lovely colour gradient, from blushing pink in the centre to fresh soft greens on the outer petals. They also have beautiful large blooms, as a rule of thumb, the taller the stem the larger the flower & longer the vase life. I had to search hard to find the variety, eventually coming across it on a dutch growers site. It's one of my favourites for its delicate, soft colours. Please ask for colour and scale edits, or to commission a custom design. Emma :)
Coombe Wood has an ornamental garden located on the southern side of Croydon which is beautifully planted, offering beautiful floral scenes changing throughout the seasons. This design is based on the Rhodedendron and Azalea blooms which fill the lower area of woodland, and where I have spent many hours enjoying the beauty of the carefully tended green space. I think I captured some of the light and peace that I feel walking there, and I love the vibrant sunny colours.
In June’s Gemstones, green symbolises springtime, nature, growth and freshness. It brings to mind lush gardens and beautiful forests. It is also a colour associated with money. According to gemstone lore, green gems in engagement rings promote a life full of wealth, fertility and health. Pink, like the sacred lotus flower in Asian lore, stands for beauty, understanding and unconditional love. It is a highly favourable colour for engagement because pink gemstones are said to protect the love between the ring’s wearer and its giver for an entire lifetime. So the Watermelon Tourmaline has it all!
Tourmaline has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion and cool headedness, radiates the energy that attracts money, healing and friendship, and is used for grounding purposes, to stabilize, and reaffirm our Earth roots. Tourmaline is the alternate birthstone for October, along with the opal. The stone was first discovered by Dutch traders off the West Coast of Italy in the late 1600s or early 1700s. The name tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese term “turmali,” which was the name given to all coloured crystals on the island of Sri Lanka at that time. I've chosen this vibrant pink, to give it some real sass!
Padparadascha Pink Sapphire
This precious lotus pink gem never fails to dazzle, its colours are also deliciously exotic, with warm pink and orange hues reminiscent of tropical fruit and sunsets. They honour the higher mind, bringing intuition, clarity and self-mastery. Worn throughout the ages for protection, good fortune and spiritual insight, Sapphires are not only symbols of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment. Each facet is hand drawn by me, with love and care. The rarest form of sapphire. Originally discovered in Sri Lanka, the prized gem gets its name from the Sinhalese language, meaning ‘aquatic lotus blossom’, which has a similar hue and is also native to that region.
Peony Dream (Midnight)
Hand drawn by Emma. Peonies are certainly beautiful enough to tempt the gods. They earned their name from Greek mythology. The stories vary, but in my favourite, a nymph named Paeonia, caught the eye of Apollo, so a jealous Aphrodite turned the nymph into a flower. In China and Japan, peonies mean ‘king of flowers’. And are used in big, important holidays like Chinese New Year and other important traditions. They are also known to symbolise wealth. This is because for a really long time they were available only to only royalty. In Japan, they are used as a symbol of bravery, honour and good fortune. For me personally they symbolise beauty, kindness and love.
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