I heard that they give tulips in Japan on the first day of school. Actually, it turns out that they don’t (I heard this today from a Japanese schoolteacher), because school starts in April there, and tulips aren’t in season there in April.
But for my advisory group or homeroom students, I made little Artists’ Trading Cards of a bouquet of tulips, using Sachiko Umoto’s methodology from one of her books. Here are four cards in process: one with the bow, one with the background leaves added, one with the little forget-me-nots in the foreground, and then one with the three tulips.
I think they came out pretty nicely.