One, two, cha-cha-cha!
Cuba was wonderful! It was so nice to escape the cold! We finally had some time to relax (well, sort of!). We bathed in the turquoise waters and soaked in the golden rays of the Caribbean. We were relaxing by day and Artifact-ing by night! It was perfect. *sigh
I came across some beautiful flowers and plants on my way to the beach every morning, so I decided to do some FaceTheFoliage - Cuban style! The red hibiscus flowers were abundant there, everywhere you look! The yellow flower (the name escapes me - if anyone knows what this would be called, please let me know!) is from our trip to Havana. We stopped at a local restaurant to eat and right in the front of the building was this beautiful tree, in full bloom, the beautiful yellow buds just filled the branches. As we were walking out from the restaurant, an adorable local man handed me a flower - I knew I would keep it to create my Cuban girl - Celia de Cuba.
Celia de Cuba fell in love with a Brazilian man named, Arturo. Every other night he would watch her dance at the Tropicana, where she performed in a great headpiece an African princess would envy. The night he was not there, he would go out to pick three hibiscus flowers: One for faith, the other for hope and last for love. When he professed his love, she turned up her nose. Arturo never came back. To this day, she wears a single hibiscus in her hair - for the one who got away.
Artifact Girl xo