This month we pay homage to Mary Delany, a paper artist who paved the way for so many others. Mary's breathtaking paper flower collages have been shown in museums all over the world and continue to inspire us. Mary began creating her mesmerizing paper mosaics at age 72 in 1771, after the death of her second husband. Her paper flower mosaics helped her grieve and have given us elegant works of art, proving that out of the sadness life may bring us can come something new and beautiful for the world. Each of her decoupaged pieces are made from tissue paper and hand colored papers. They all seem to be fully alive plants perfectly poised, full and blooming. Molly Peacock, an amazingly talented poet has published a wonderful book telling the story of Mary's life which we feature below. We are so grateful for Mary's lovely floral designs and for showing us that art is a true healer of the soul.