I never thought I would post this, but I think roses have been given a bad wrap lately. I hear people say all the time, “I just don’t want roses”. But I’m starting to think that those of us who say that (myself included) mean that we don’t like the traditional way roses have been used. But when you look at a rose up close–especially one that isn’t red (not sure why i feel that way), they really are beautiful. Stunning sometimes. The symmetry and the way they open and the colors!! I’m starting to play more with roses and not be as scared of them. I’m tempted to think that just because i’m using roses the piece will turn out looking traditional and lame…but not anymore!