Anne’s Lace

I fell in love with this story about Daucus Carota or Queen Anne’s lace. The legend goes, ‘Queen Anne of England (1665-1714) who was an expert lace maker and the wife of King James, was challenged by her friends to create lace that would be considered as beautiful as a flower. While tatting the lace, she pricked her finger and out came a single drop of blood. The drop fell on the lace and this is where the dark center of some of the flowers comes from.’ It is also believed that if given to your mother she will die. I suspect that could be because it looks similar to the poisonous Hemlock and was a case of mistaken identity.

I used a mix of Gelly Roll Metallic pens, Gelly Roll White gel pen, and Dr. Ph. Martin’s Watercolors. On a side note, I was so relaxed and focused on this I almost burnt dinner to the point it wasn’t edible.

I also thought about a great writing exercise: What legend would other’s write about you? I think this is something I would love to play with after my A to Z Challenge.

 

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