Bloomings - Mixed Media Living in Full Bloom
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." - Audrey Hepburn
I have learned the importance of living life in full bloom. Every flower I paint, each paint stroke I imagine, sparked by recycled objects, is part of my journey. I'm blooming! I love working with a sculptural effect, using found objects for inspiration - and only recently have I been thinking in flowers. I am an artist. I am also a domestic violence survivor. There was a time in my life when flowers, as well as my artwork, was forbidden.
But I find myself living in flowers these days! My imagination is a garden. The strongest flower grows in spite of adversity. You know what they say...Where a flower blooms, there is hope. I'm hoping that someday, all domestic violence will cease to exist. I know that doesn't sound realistic in this world, though. I speak out so that my past won't be someone else's future. For now I'm laughing in flowers. It's my way of rejoicing. Thank you for joining me.