Paper Art is Starting to Bloom

I ended up redo last week's daffodil because, well because of the squishy starfish/fried egg thing I mentioned on Monday.

"Paper Cutout Daffodil" - McKinney, Texas
I am much happier with this version.  It's a bit stylized, but you know its a daffodil, well, I do at least.  What do you guys think?  I considered leaving a bit of space between each of the components, maybe I'll give that look a go too.
"Paper Cutout Poppies" - McKinney, Texas
And, as mentioned yesterday, I have a lot of things and poppies are one of them!  They are such happy flowers and they can be depicted a myriad of ways, but you always know it's a poppy.  Do you guys have a thing? or 20, like me?

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Collin County Master Gardeners' McKinney Garden Show, Part 2

Yesterday I told you about some of the clubs, groups, nurseries, and our favorite store, Diggin' It, and today we are going to talk about some food, soap, and several artists!

"Garden Show 2015 12" (Luscombe Farm) - McKinney, Texas

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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Extra!

You're getting an extra post today so that I can tell you about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's latest venture: "The LLS is a proud supporter of Ken Burnes presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, a film by Barak Goodman, a vivid account of how far we've come in the fight against cancer."

I previously mentioned that my father has worked with and been on the board for the LLS for as long as I can remember and he was very excited after seeing a preview of this film.  Ethan Zohn, a two time leukemia survivor and Survivor winner, was the speaker at the presentation that my father attended and dad said that he was great!  He was funny and personable and dad learned a lot about his charity and his life with and after leukemia.
"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" is a three night series on PBS beginning on March 30th with "Magic Bullets" at 8 p.m. central.*  Night two, March 31st, is "The Blind Men and the Elephant" from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. central, and night three, April 1st, is "Finding an Achilles Heel" from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. central.*
If you are interested in joining, participating in local events supporting, or donating to the LLS please click here.  If you are interested in learning more about or supporting Ethan Zohn please click here.

*Please check your local listings to find the exact start time for your area.
**All images and videos belong to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Ethan Zohn.

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Collin County Master Gardeners' McKinney Garden Show, Part 1

This past weekend was the annual Collin County Master Gardeners' Garden Show and I'm please to introduce you to some of the people that were there.

"Garden Show 2015 2" - McKinney, Texas

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Coming This Week - Flowers Galore: Garden Show and Paper Art

This past weekend was the Collin County Master Gardeners' Show in McKinney and I've got several people to introduce you to.  We may actually have to have two posts, we'll see.

"Garden Show 2015 1" - McKinney, Texas
You're also going to be getting two paper art projects this week! Because I'm a genius and forgot to bring the photograph last week, though I am thinking that I might redo last week's piece because I keep looking at it and doing a daffodil in paper from the front doesn't look right, at least mine doesn't.  It looks like someone put a cooked egg on top of a yellow starfish, a strange, blobby, slightly misshaped starfish.
"Paper Cutout During 4" - McKinney, Texas
You'll get to hear more about her in June, but I wanted to give you a quick introduction to my new friend Desireé.  I was asked to write an article on Desireé and her coffee shop for the June issue of McKinney Magazine (Yea!!!).  While taking photographs Desireé kept giving me that fake, posey smile that you give when someone asks you to smile for a photograph, so I asked her to give me more teeth and this is what I got...
"Desireé" -  McKinney, Texas
There was some exaggerated winking and I'm pretty sure her tongue came out at one point, but I was laughing so hard and she kept moving so those pictures are nice and blurry.  Yep, we're going to be good friends, I can already tell.

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