Friday, February 25, 2011

Simply inspired

This is Rosa. How can you not love her? Her beehive-inspired hairdo is made of rose petals. Her earrings appear to be tiny grass flowers. At her neck is a wildflower gathered in El Salvador.

Rosa was created by Roxhana, a member of Arte Comasagua, an artisan's organization that handcrafts designs, such as this line of greeting cards, from native plants and flowers in El Salvador. Arte Comasagua is affiliated with Hope for Women, a company that helps provide sustainable employment to economically disadvantaged women worldwide.

Rosa caught my eye on a shopping trip to the Cities. I love the way this card uses the old-fashioned craft of flower-pressing and mixes it with a few simple strokes from a pen to evoke a fresh, contemporary design. 

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