A poster I made of a quote that can mean so many things. What does it mean to you?

To plant a garden

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow

In my last post I wrote about a few of the very many of my favorite quotes. If you take a look on my Pinterest account, you will see what I mean! The quote; To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow is a quote written by Audrey Hepburn.

With all the terrible things happening in our world these last years, it is a quote which stays close to my heart. The quote can be interpreted  many different ways. What do you think it means?

Who is Audrey Hepburn?

Audrey Hepburn (born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston, Belgium) was a very famous British actress during the twentieth century. Think of movies as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Charade, My fair lady and Wait until dark. She was the first actress to have won three awards for the movie Roman Holiday, an Oscar, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe Award.

Living in the Netherlands through the second world war, Audrey went to ballet school. After the war was over, Audrey tried to make a living as a dancer but was unsuccessful. She turned to the modeling world and finally got recognized as she got her first role in the Broadway show Gigi. From here on Audrey’s actress career starting to take swing and she soon became a famous actress.

In 1967 she quit her actress career and worked as an ambassador for Unicef. She passed away in 1993 due to cancer on her appendix. This was one year after she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President George. H. W. Bush for all her work for Unicef.

My interpretation of the quote

This year we are actually starting a big project of growing our own vegetables. My dream is to one day be able to grow so many vegetables that my family will be able to live off of it.

Hopefully we will have a lot left over that we can give to our neighbors and friends, cause boy! Do veggies out of your own garden taste good! But I do not believe this quote has any literally meaning to it at all.

As I am a very happy, skipping and positive (most of the time) minded girl, I read this quote as to being hopeful for tomorrow. That tomorrow will bring beautiful things.

I hope tomorrow will bring a solution to the nutritional problem in Africa or the drought problem in our world. I hope tomorrow will finally bring peace and that people will stop being so capitalistic and start helping each other.

This probably will not happen today but maybe tomorrow. Because, who plants a seed will start to see the seed develop into a plant tomorrow, a plant which is life and gives life.


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I drew the flowers in this poster using my new book, Botanical Line Drawing By Peggy Dean. I wrote a review of the book, that’s how awesome I think it is! It came out so nice that my next post will be about how to draw a floral banners. See you there!

Xx and lots of love,




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