With the cold weather setting in, I’m finding it important to focus on the (few) sunny days that we are given and focus on filling the house with fresh flowers. This collection of images contrasts the last set. It draws us inside; it reminds us of spring.

Some of these paintings are bold and full of color. They speak about the bright fulfilling patterns that flowers can bestow on us. Others are softer, reminding us of how precious life can be. They display the cycle of life from bud to full bloom, a display of how quickly time passes. The rest are the in-between- the pauses we take, the things we let go, our storms, our peace.

Because flowers are innately beautiful, it can be difficult to collect or create images of them. They hold such power; they can mean so much in a painting. We display flowers at weddings and funerals; we give and receive them as anniversary or get well gifts. They fill in the blanks for apologies or displays of affection.

Do you ever stop and look at them? Do you consider their power and meaning? The next time you’re at a museum and see a painting of flowers or you’re passing by the wild flowers that grow by fences, I hope you take the opportunity to consider them, to appreciate them for all they can add to your life. Until then, I hope this small collection has added to your life.

Look. Listen. Respond.



Flower Face

August 28, 2012

It has been way too long. I am now a college graduate, which means I must join the grown up world. This means I will set goals and keep them, right? My goal is to put out at least one blog a week. They may not be fancy, no one may read them/look at the images, but I am going to do it anyways.

For the past couple of weeks, I have been finding these images that I like to call “flower face.” I started wearing flowers in my hair on a regular basis about 4 years ago. Now I wear them daily. They are a symbol of beauty to me. They are powerful because they represent both life and death. I wish I had more of these flower face images to share with you, but here are a few:

If anyone has seen other “flower face” images, please post them in a comment!

Look. Listen. Respond.