A Black Rose… Is Still A Rose… A Black Flower… Is Still A Flower…


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I hadn’t known anything about a black rose… or black flowers until year 2015. I didn’t know that black roses or flowers actually existed… I heard of and had seen black butterflies… I know of a song called Black Butterfly I love… and listened to often in the early 90s… It’s an uplifting song… the kind of song that most moves me— those that are very uplifting… confirmative in nature… I also own a black butterfly pin that adorns my clothes and hats… you may have seen it in some of my photographs… I also had the pleasure of capturing an absolutely beautiful black butterfly with some red on its wings while visiting a butterfly sanctuary in Massachusetts around 2007/2008… But I have yet to see myself in real time within the natural world a black flower…

In 2015… while working on one of my Unif(eyed) Colors media campaigns… the use of flowers became pervasive… I love flowers… I love their organic designs… their soft… gentle textures… and their natural tones… I love that they can further bring out the appearance of almost anything… I love flowers so much I have my own healthy collection of fabric flowers I can wear in my hair… on my clothes and hats… that I can use as part of my culinary styling and photography… and use simply as decorative pieces around my home… I have different varieties and colors of flowers… including black fabric flowers… I bought my first fabric black flower in 2015… because I found out black flowers existed… not only as fabric, but in the natural world too… and because they are quite chic… because they are really pretty flowers… and because I wanted to add a black flower to my collection since I hadn’t had one… Once my first fabric black flower pin started to make its debut appearances… I began hearing of its association with matters I had not myself been aware of… for instance, death of old (unconscientious, unsound) waysthe birth of a new era… of hope… and joy… For me… and my campaigns… a black flower plainly represents the sacredrarenatural (organic)… beauty existing within all life… albeit, I too favor the prior meanings I’ve shared above… since I am much in favor of healthy and affirmative changes and experiences…

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Based on research provided… there is only one location in Nature where real black roses grow… This location is Halfeti, Turkey… The roses are named after their location… they are called, Turkish Halfeti Roses… It is said that the hue of these black roses become so because they are watered by mostly the Euphrates River. The PH level of this river, its water, is what has encouraged and nourished a black tone… If you happen to see these flowers… live or in photographs… I am sure they’ll be just as exquisite to you as they are to me…  They are truly sacred… rare… and amazingly beautiful— qualities that come to mind when I think of the Most High’s and Mother Nature’s natural, artistic designs and work… These qualities… sacredrarenatural (organic)… I have always honored and celebrated… and will continue to honor and celebrate within my own collection of works… The Natural World has consistently been a source/resource of inspiration and innovation for me… and for other artists of varied walks of life… I am thankful that life gifts us with such wonder… with such creative splendidness… I pray that when you see a black flower… including within my creative works… just as for me… you will be fully inspired by its presence… and will know that life is immeasurably  glorious… I pray you will also know that organic and conscious (mindful) change is not to bring us anything other than further healthy and affirmative experiences of living… becoming… and being… So let us now take a long breath… Breathe… Breathe in… Breathe out… and remember to slow and flow with life as you figuratively and/or literally pause to smell Nature’s or perhaps your own or someone else’s awesomely gorgeous roses…

Mindful musing… Our worlds are not all black… our worlds are not all white… our worlds are not only black and white…  but black and white tones are indeed complimentary vibrations that work harmoniously… melodiously… and rhythmically well together… each tone offering their own unique, sublime and resplendent music… Black and white hues have always been primary tones of the Unif(eyed) Colors Campaign melange… spectrum… of colors… I love how they both standout on their own… standout together… and how they standout while mixed with other colors… while also giving other colors the light to standout too… Stay tuned for more spectacular… and timeless music… BIG SMILE…

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Images photographed, created and/or designed by Partners In Goodwill: Publications & Media…partnersingoodwill.com …

We have the capacity and potential to always be a blessing in our own lives, in the lives of others and in this magical and magnificent world of ours…

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biashedo™ ~ My Universe Is Friendly… Inside and Out… And So Is Yours… The Macro… and The Micro… Grace… Love… Prosperity… Always sending forth light and love… :o)

Learn more about biashedo™ at windinc.org… Select the link for the Healthy Lives Campaign in the main menu… I have also written a more detailed blog on biashedo™ posted on January 6, 2016… Check it out too… danarondel.com

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