Amber jars have the air of an apothecary about them, but a matte white version is much more my style. Today I filled them with sprays of Lily of the Valley, the harbinger of spring, which symbolises purity and sweetness whilst being highly poisonous. Such contrasts.
I’ve been overwhelmed lately, disinclined to leave the comfort of my room, so I’m enjoying the small, sweet things: clean sheets, a candle lit at night, fresh flowers on my desk. It’s all I can do.
A note: I used acrylic paint on these jars, which I don’t recommend. It took almost six coats to get them looking opaque and the slightest drop of water makes the surface rupture.