Flower bookmark collection for flower lovers – Protea

Flower bookmark collection for book lovers

My first flower bookmark is ready!

Long day work, sore fingers, but finally – big excitement!

This native paper flower bookmark is a great present for someone who loves reading. It is also a wonderful for a wedding bouquet or home decoration.

First of all the biggest goal is this flower do not need watering. Decoration like this will stay bright and colourful even if you travel a lot. And because many people have allergies, this is the right floral present for them.

More information

Protea is both the botanical and the English common name of a South African flowering plant. People call Protea also “sugarbushes” (Afrikaans: suikerbos). In local tradition, the Protea represents change and hope.

In 1735 by Carl Linnaeus name the Protea after the Greek god Proteus – early sea-god or god of rivers and oceanic bodies of water. He is who could change his form at will. (And as you realise the Proteas have such a wide variety of forms.) From this feature of Proteus comes the adjective “protean”, with the general meaning of “versatile”, “mutable”, “capable of assuming many forms”. “Protean” has positive connotations of flexibility, versatility and adaptability. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protea

I love this poem from the American Kathleen Flenniken:

She wears the run-down slippers of a local
and in her arms, five rare protea
wrapped in newsprint, big as digger pine cones.
Our hands can’t help it and she lets us touch.
Her brother grows them for her, upcountry.
She’s spending the day on Oahu
with her flowers and her dogs.   Protea
for four dogs’ graves, two for her favorite.
She’ll sit with him into the afternoon
and watch the ocean from Koolau.
An old woman’s paradise, she tells us,
and pets the flowers’ soft, pink ears.

And here you can also find “Protea Protea” – a great poem from the Australian poet Kate Llewellyn: https://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/llewellyn-kate/protea-protea-0467053.

protea flower bookmark

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protea flower bookmark

Craft information about Protea flower bookmark

Materials: crepe paper, paper wire, glue, acrylic paint

Time to create: one or two days

More paper flower bookmarks you can see also here: http://the-paper-heart.com/2016/08/20/welcome-to-the-bookhelf-garden/

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