Forget-Me-Not Flower Art and Quote

While we were visiting Alaska a few months ago I learned that Alaska’s state flower is the Forget-Me-Not. This beautiful flower symbolizes enduring love. In 15th-century Germany, it was said that whoever wore the little flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking near the side of a river. He picked a bouquet of flowers for his love, but because of his heavy armor he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the flowers to his lady and shouted “Forget-me-not.” Inspired by this small blue flower I created a watercolor flower wreath and a splattered paint garden scene. Both of these projects are easy to do and don’t require any drawing skills. I also have a beautiful quote to share with you.Forget Me Not Flower Art-Watercolor Flower Wreath-myflowerjournal.com

You can follow a step by step tutorial to create a watercolor flower wreath here.

To paint the wreath you will need:

watercolor paper

Watercolors: After taking a watercolor class on Craftsy I now use the Daniel Smith Essentials Set (a limited palette) plus a few favorite colors for most of my watercolor projects, but there are times when its nice to premixed colors like the ones found in the Koi Watercolor set.

black extra fine permanent pen

Forget Me Not Splattered Paint Flower Art-myflowerjournal.com

I share lots of splatter paint flower art and tutorials here.

Supplies needed:

Watercolor Paper

acrylic paint

 You can learn more about the type of paint and colors I use and watch a video of me splattering paint here.

size 4 round brush

Forget Me Not Flower Quote-myflowerjournal.com

You can right click and save this quote to print for your own personal use.

Forget Me Not by Dieter F. Uchtdorf

 You can read more about Dieter F. Uchtdorf and where this inspiring quote came from here.

I will be sharing this on Feathered Nest, Inspiration Gallery, Romantic Home, Paint Party Friday, Savvy Southern Style. A Stroll Thru Life, StoneGable, Tweak It Tuesday

19 Responses to Forget-Me-Not Flower Art and Quote

  1. Dear Tammy,
    I was doing research for my latest children’s book – set in England in the 1950’s. I was researching the sort of flowers to go into a thimble arrangement like we used to make then. I tapped in flowers in a thimble – and came to your pretty blog two tears ago. What a lovely piece and very helpful.
    I too love flowers and am a keen gardener.
    All best wishes from New York.

  2. Just lovely! I have a question, what type of brush do you use to get the round blue petals on the flower? I’m fairly new to watercolor painting and I have a hard time with round petals or flowers. Thanks, Vicki

  3. Love your art, and the story behind forget-me-nots. I love seeing the clumps of wild ones growing along the Rhine here in spring and early summer. Have a fun day, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  4. Beautiful…my mom had forget-me-nots engraved on her wedding ring… and it was her favourite flower! Thanks for sharing…I just remembered that little tidbit…I must share that with my daughter!

    Hugs Giggles

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