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.
You can follow a step by step tutorial to create a watercolor flower wreath here.
To paint the wreath you will need:
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
I share lots of splatter paint flower art and tutorials here.
You can learn more about the type of paint and colors I use and watch a video of me splattering paint here.
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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.