I am going to share an interesting true story about my mother, a Chinese artist, Ho Lyan Yu Wen. With her simple but unique way, she created some life looking flowers with nothing special but a small crochet hook and some small sized yarn. My father named them “Everlasting Blossoms”.
She did not know how to make designs for her works, The crochet hook was her painting brush and colored yarns were her pigments. The blueprints were in her heart. Sometimes when a fresh flower or a picture touched her heart, her heart would capture them and the crochet hook and yarn will give them live.
She wished to pass on her skill. Nevertheless, her wish was never fully fulfilled before she passed away. As her eldest daughter, a sense of responsibility heavily felt upon on my shoulders. I held many exhibitions in Taiwan as well as in San Francisco and the East Bay area. Then I decided to write a book to introduce my mother, her artworks and the way to crochet “Everlasting Blossoms and butterflies” since I had a stroke 14 years ago. For with one hand, I can no longer exhibit her beautiful artworks and unable to demonstrate how to crochet.
First, I finished a Chinese “Everlasting Blossoms” three years and published in Taiwan. Now I translated it into English for more people to know how to crochet their own “Everlasting Blossoms and butterflies”.
Let there be beautiful flowers blossomed everywhere. And butterflies flying all year long. Keep the beautiful, joyful spring on earth always!
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