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Welcome to Zuzu's Petals!

Welcome to my blog. I'm Elise,  owner and creator of Zuzu's Petals. 

You may be wondering "who the heck is Zuzu and why does she have petals?!" Actually, I get asked that question all the time. 

When my older sister, Bridgitte, and I were kids, she had a difficult time pronouncing my name "Elise." Henceforth, my nickname "Zuzu" was born. Most people have nicknames with their families and close friends only, but this nickname extended far past that. Growing up, everyone in my school knew me as Zuzu, even my teachers! It was one of those names that just stuck. 

My big sister, Bridgitte, and me.  

My big sister, Bridgitte, and me.  

I chose Zuzu's Petals for my business name as a reference to my childhood and to the movie It's A Wonderful Life. If you've never seen it, fear not, I'll explain. SPOILER ALERT! In the movie, the main character, George, wishes he had never been born. Before the wish, his daughter, Zuzu, had given him flower petals that he put in his pocket. Once his wish came true, and he saw the world without him, the petals disappeared. As he began to regret his foolish wish George was miraculously given a second chance at life, and realized so when he found Zuzu's petals back in his pocket. 

Admiring the John Lennon wall in Prague. 

Admiring the John Lennon wall in Prague. 

So that is Zuzu's Petals to me. It's who I am. On this site you can expect to find my latest art pieces, and I'll be going in-depth about my creative process on my blog. Until the next blog post, feel free to explore my work, and please feel welcome to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

I'm excited to share my journey with you. Thanks for tuning in!