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Hello all!  Look for some exciting things in the next few days.  The link will go up for my new professional blog.  I’ll be making some posts about floriography designs.  And last of all I’ll be posting a bit of information about Issue 3 of Toolbox Tales, which will be coming out at the end of September.

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I’m going to begin my floriography adventures to create cards with bouquets based on literary works, like The Count of Monte Christo, or sentiments I’m still in the process of thinking up.  I’ll start looking up flowers in the next few days as editing permits and start thinking about a kickstarter after that.

What literary works are you interested in having me floriographise?

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  • Question: found your blog through your cool floriography post, didn't realise you were an accomplished author (and artist? is that your watercoloured ebook cover?) too! Have you ever considered doing personalised/hilariously specific floriography greetings cards, with a bouquet illustration and explanation inside? - evrenrambunctious
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    I am an author!  (Tell all your friends.)  Right now, in fact about two hours ago, I pushed through the writing process for the third issue of my dieselpunk serial and am ready to launch face first into editing.  The artist for my books is Anna Rosenfeld who is brilliant, patient, and wonderful.  She is beyond all of the compares and even helped me incorporate some floriography into my Toolbox Tales covers.

    Now that people are asking about it I think I might break into the specialty floriography business, at least just a little.  I just need to get issue 3 out before I can think on it.

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  • Question: Would you ever have a blog about floral language- or even make YT videos if you really had the time? because I'd follow it, use it for reference, and tell all my friends about it. Not to mention if there was a patreon or kickstarter or something, I'd spread the link for everyone to donate to. - mrsmarisacoulter
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    With the resurgence in interest I’ve been seriously considering it.  Right now my focus is on finishing Issue 3 of Toolbox Tales - my dieselpunk series.  Once I get over that hump I can see what needs to be done to start.  I already have a few fun ideas.

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  • Question: Omg ok I'm freaking out bear with me here. Your flower knowledge makes me so happy because it's SO HARD to find decent references. I'm writing a story with hanakotoba (Japanese flower language) as a theme and trying to find a good source with EXAMPLES and CITATIONS is like finding the Holy Grail so what I'm trying to say is if I ever write something with Victorian flower language I know who to call - Anonymous
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    Never be ashamed of flower nerdery!  Feel free to call on me at anytime!  I tend to collect odds and ends text.

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Look at what you’ve done inteiiectualpaucity!   Magical girl Godfrey Norton, because of course he needs magical pink hair.  And his best girl, the indomitable Irene Adler.  And then, course, Little Magical Auntie Tim.  I hope they were everything you hoped for.

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inteiiectualpaucity:

magical girl godfrey norton haunts me tbh

He would be though.  He already has giant dogs for his magical animal sidekick.  No, he would totally make Tim be his magical animal sidekick.

"He’s just too powerful Little Magical Auntie!  What do I do?"

"…"

"Come on Auntie, be a sport.  The Dark Lord’s going to eat all the human souls!"

"Fine.  Use the power of friendship, true love can defeat any evil.  And it might also be a good idea to call in a few favours owed you by shady central European shadow agencies."

And then Godfrey’d drive away in a stolen tank and have an adventure with his giant dog.

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  • Question: !! cool flower language :DD i'm learning the language of flowers on my own right now but wow yours was so good! - chubkatvantas
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    Ta darling!  Isn’t it a tonne of fun?  Let me know if you want to chat bouquets!