side table / made by me
jerrycans as vase
images & words by Ivania
Flowers, I wasn’t crazy bout them. I used to think that most of them were frilly and prissy, overly feminine. A cliche that I unwittingly adopted that is just as untrue and silly as the ‘pink for girls, blue for boys’ notion.
But I slowly changed my mind about flowers, as their undeniable and impossible to ignore fabulousness kept stopping me in my tracks.
Plants shamelessly open up their colourful, intricate, beautiful reproductive organs. Not worrying about being different or too extra among the green leaves that surround them. Flowers just open up widely and confidently, fulfilling their full potential. They continue with all their energy through cracks in concrete or bend around corners to catch some sun. And even if you cut them down, they will steadily progress to grow new buds to continue their fantastic, non-conforming, brave display. I am in awe of their perseverance to grow and flourish.
Flowers are a reminder to bloom unapologetically.