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Paper Roses, Everlasting Romance

From the velvety softness of their petals to the intoxicating fragrance that fills the air, roses are one of the most iconic and recognized flowers. Available in a myriad of colors, shapes, and sizes, each rose variety has its own charm and personality, making it a beloved favorite among flower enthusiasts and gardeners alike. Whether adorning a romantic bouquet, gracing a wedding ceremony, or brightening up a simple vase on a bedside table, roses possess an innate ability to elevate any space.

Handmade Paper Roses in Pink
Garden Roses

The Symbolism of Roses

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, roses carry profound symbolism that is woven into our culture and celebrations.

At the heart of rose symbolism lies the universal association with love and romance. Red roses, in particular, are synonymous with passion, desire, and love. Whether exchanged between lovers on Valentine's Day or presented as a heartfelt gesture of love and admiration, red roses hold a special place in the hearts of romantics worldwide.

Handmade Paper Roses
Roses are synonym of romance

However, roses are not limited to expressing romantic love alone. They also carry a myriad of other symbolic meanings, ranging from purity and innocence to friendship and gratitude.

White roses, for instance, symbolize purity, virtue, and new beginnings, making them a popular choice for weddings and ceremonies celebrating fresh starts and new chapters in life. Similarly, yellow roses are often associated with friendship, joy, and optimism, serving as a cheerful reminder of the bonds of friendship and the warmth of shared memories.

Paper Roses
White Garden Roses

The Language of Roses

In addition to their symbolic meanings, roses have long been associated with a language of their own, allowing the expression of emotions and feelings through the simple act of gifting flowers. This symbolic language, known as "floriography," was especially popular during the Victorian era when it was considered improper to express one's feelings openly. Entire dictionaries of flower meanings were published, detailing the significance of each bloom and its associated message.

Handmade Paper Roses
English Roses

Paper Roses

Roses hold a special place in my studio and my practice. They were the first flowers I ever made from paper, and since then, they have been a source of inspiration and fascination. Every year, I revisit my paper roses, refining my techniques, exploring new varieties, and expanding my color palette.

Over the years, my paper rose collection has grown and evolved, mirroring the changing seasons and landscapes of my creative journey. From the classic elegance of tea roses to the romantic charm of blowsy garden roses and the untamed beauty of wild roses, I have explored a myriad of varieties and styles, each one offering its unique blend of colors, textures, and forms.

Paper Roses
Paper Rose Garden


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