Saturday, October 27, 2007

Flowers for Melody

Wonderful Melody, who blogs at Slurping Life (if you're not reading her...you should be) and creator of Wrapped Emotions, is going through some rough times with her family. While she would normally be posting for us a creative challenge (or hiring it out to a guest blogger, like me!), Jenny at Live and In Color has posted a project to "send flowers" to Melody.

Here's what she said:
If I knew her address, I’d probably send her a card or flowers, just to let her know I care. But this is cyberspace, so it’s time to get creative.

My challenge to you, whether you’re a regular WE participant or not, is to help me “send” a bouquet of flowers to Melody. Draw, paint, craft or photo a flower this week and post it to your blog. It can be as elaborate or simple as you like. Maybe say a few words about what Melody and Wrapped Emotions have meant to you.


How awesome that Jenny stepped up to the plate.
So much about life is just that -- stepping in when we need to.

For Melody...I have been thinking of you each time I turn on my computer, and a few other times as well, including at our services each time we say the prayer for healing...

But interestingly, I also thought of you today as my son and I began to carve our pumpkins.

Back story: I'm not a big Halloween fan. Wait until later this week for that story. But needless to say, it takes a lot of cajoling from my 5-year-old to get me to even begin anything that even smells of Halloween...so here we are, carving pumpkins.

I suddenly realized that this was the solution I needed -- I would carve my pumpkin for Melody! And along the way I could explain to my son how I was making a flower for a lady who was sad and needed cheering up.

So....without further ado, my flower for Melody.


May it bring blessings and hope.

See more of the bouquet here.

P.S. Stay tuned Monday for my first-ever give-away. I'm awfully excited.

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15 comments:

EA said...

Wow!! That's all I've got! I'm of few words today... just Wow!

Jenny is Live & in Color said...

Cool. That is just so cool! And an object lesson for your son as a bonus. You are a very resourceful woman! Such a creative project that adds cheer to a friend and to the 31st.

Artie's Mom said...

That is just too awesome. Wonderfully creative and how beautiful lit. I bet that one catches everyones eye! I had to look at the "lit' image a few moments to figure out what it was created with!

Kim said...

That is such a great idea you had. And it looks really great too. Glad you could put something positive into a holiday you don't particularly like.

Kim @ TheBitterBall

Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

That's amazing! I cant carve to save my life and yours is just breathtaking!

The Surrendered Scribe said...

That is a masterpiece. I can't think of anything else to say except I wish we were neighbors so I could see it live and in person!

Bonnie said...

I love your idea of carving a flower our of a pumpking !! It turned out so well !! Great job !! I'll bet it looks great in front of your house !

Nesting Momma said...

wow is right..brilliant, amazing and so kind!

Sara said...

i agree, wow, thats brilliant, what a way to work the season into your post, just wow

~Melissa~ said...

How cool! What a fantastic idea!!

childlife said...

Phyllis - This was just so creative and beautiful on so many levels. I love the way that you transformed something that you didn't enjoy into a gift - something lovely.

That just embodies what the trials in life are all about... journeying through challenge and coming out the other side with refined beauty.

Lovely flower and lovely post!

Jenny-up the hill said...

Perfect...I love it! Much better than all those spooky evil faces....and I think it's great that you shared this with your son. Just beautiful...thanks for sharing this!

Tricia said...

Hey! I had the same idea!! Yours is so pretty!!! :) Love it! (I think I might like Halloween a little more than you though!!) hahahaha

~ Melody ~ said...

Phyllis! WOW! How fabulous, really! I'm trying to think of the words. The fact that you did this for me, that you shared why with your son and that you are thinking of me, priceless.

I am still in awe of each of you amazing WE women and that this is all for me. I love how God is using each of you to lift me.

Know that my flower pumpkin brings blessings and hope as intended. Thank you.

killlashandra said...

Yeah for pumpkin flowers, that's awesome. I wish I was that talented with the carving knife, or had the time. ; )