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Garland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

A garland is a decorative wreath or cord, used at festive occasions, which can be hung round a person’s neck, or on inanimate objects like Christmas trees. Originally garlands were made of flowers or leaves.

Types
Bead garland
Flower garland (e.g. “Poo Maalai” Tamil:பூ மாலை, “hoovina maale” Kannada:ಹೂವಿನ ಮಾಲೆ )
Lei (garland) – the traditional garland of Hawaiʻi
Pine garland
Popcorn and/or cranberry garland
Rope garland
Tinsel garland
Vine garland

A garland created from the daisy flower, generally as a children’s game, is called a daisy chain. One method of creating a daisy chain is as follows: daisies are picked and a hole is made towards the base of the stem, generally by piercing with fingernails or tying a knot. The stem of the next flower can be threaded through until stopped by the head of the flower. By repeating this with many daisies, it is possible to build up long chains and to form them into simple bracelets and necklaces.

There is another popular method which involves pressing the flower heads against each other, so that the final chain looks like a caterpillar.

The term “daisy chain”, or “daisy chaining”, can also refer to various technical and social “chains”.

Garlands appear in numerous poems, including La Belle Dame sans Merci by John Keats.

In the Bible (English Standard Version), Proverbs 4:9 describes Wisdom as: “She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”

In the 1913 novel The Golden Road by Lucy M. Montgomery a “fading garland” is used as a metaphor for the evening of life or aging in general “[…] Did she realize in a flash of prescience that there was no earthly future for our sweet Cecily? Not for her were to be the lengthening shadows or the fading garland. The end was to come while the rainbow still sparkled on her wine of life, ere a single petal had fallen from her rose of joy. […]” (Chapter XXX).

In the 1906 children’s book The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit, garland is used as a metaphor as well: “Let the garland of friendship be ever green.”

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I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Mediums:
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 1 year ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanx again Dear Boo!

    – Tammera

  • Renee Blake
    Renee Blakeover 1 year ago

    So very lovely ~

  • Thank you kindly Renee!

    – Tammera

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 1 year ago



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  • Awww…thanx so much Mary!!

    – Tammera

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairover 1 year ago

    Beautiful, stunning colours!

  • Thanx so kindly Masie!!

    – Tammera

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...over 1 year ago

    Excellent work of art!

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    January 15, 2013

  • Feature!!~~
    Thanx ever so kindly hon!!

    – Tammera

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 1 year ago

    Lovely work! A “Fave…” for me…

  • aww…thank you ever so kindly Qnita!

    – Tammera

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago

    this is so beautiful, Tammera

  • thank you ever so kindly my friend Tori!

    – Tammera

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...over 1 year ago

    gorgeous – I love this. marvelous work.

  • awww…thanx so much my friend!

    – Tammera

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