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Friday, December 19, 2008

6 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: a Rose

SOLD- collection of Tesoro family
8 x 10 canvas panel.
AHHHH. It is a snow day- a blizzard is settling us in our cabins. This painting is a bright spot of color perfect for a day like today, which begs a bit of red to be tucked in on the walls. Rose colors each have their own symbolism. The deep red means "I love you". It represents romance and love. I've collected evergreen boughs to decorate the kitchen, and a pan of pumpkin loaf is rising in the oven. Both the boys are on computers or phones tapping messages to their friends.
Used for hundreds of years to convey messages without words, roses have long been a symbol of confidentiality - the Latin expression sub rosa (literally "under the rose") means something told in secret. People used to suspend a rose over the table if what was to be discussed was to remain confidential. (Many dining rooms today still have a rose ceiling medallion).
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