My partner gave me a bouquet of Chrysanthemums weeks ago and lately I've been watching them slowly whither and die atop my dresser draw. In light of this brief realisation that beauty fades, I quickly took up my fineliner and began doing various sketches and doodles.
From the genus Chrysanthemum, within the family Asteraceae, these flowers are native to Asia and northeastern Europe, and are often referred to as mums or chrysanths. Upon researching them I discovered that there are so many horticultural varieties and cultivars, and for some reason am realising now that I would often mistake them for daisies when I was younger.
These sketches are also the beginning of vague concepts for a tattoo I'd like to get on the inside of my right wrist. Symbolically the tattoo will represent the first bouquet of flowers my partner bought me, and it is also the hand he holds. No need to tell me how lame it is! It's much prettier than just getting someone's name permanently etched into my body.
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