Thursday, March 25, 2010

my wedding things (on thursdays)

When one has to get married within 90 days on a limited budget, there are things that you let slide. Or you let others take care of. I am truly fortunate that my mother is an award-winning floral designer, as well as flower show judge...which meant she did the flowers!

While that made things much simpler for me, it wasn't easy on her. After our wholesale flowers arrived, my mother was constantly at work. We had to tear her away so that she wouldn't be late for the ceremony. But it was true artistry at work. My cousin Austin described how she would move a flower an inch, step back and then move the flower another half inch...and did this for hours. Suddenly, I am beginning to understand where I get my painting patience/particularities from:



But it was worth it!

Baby Maia thinks so!

2 comments:

Nicolette said...

Dear Grace Lin,
My name is Sophia Long and I'm 8 years old. I go to Pinewoods Elementary school in florida. This year we are doing a project on an award winning book and that is why I picked your book, "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon". I've read some of your other books like "The Ugly Vegetables' and "The Year of the Dog", which I recently finished and enjoyed.

I really liked "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon", but, I have a few questions to ask you.

1. What inspired you to write this book?

2. Why did you write an adventure instead of a mystery like Nancy Drew?

3. Why did you want Minli to ask only one question when she found the old man of the moon?

I hope you can give me a response because I really need it, but you don't have to. If you are a busy woman then you don't need to. Don't worry..it won't hurt my feelings. WAIT A MINUTE....theres one more question I need to ask you....

Which was the borrowed line?...the paper or the string?

You don't have to answer all the questions..just pick your favorites and answer them...but, please make sure question 8 is one of them.

Thank you for writing such a good book.

Love,
Sophia

Wedding Flowers said...

Cute photos! Happy to hear everything went well with your wedding flowers!

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