Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Another take on the word 'bloom'

This is a word image of "bloom" which was my focus word for 2009. I found it very rewarding to adopt a word for the year. As I focused on 'bloom' in 2009 I started to spend more time on my artwork and I even got up the nerve to start this blog. It seemed that my art "bloomed" during the year. Painting this image recently, I had fun remembering my art journey in 2009 and capturing the word in an unexpected way without flowers or other plants..... 

P.S. I got the idea of a focus word for the year from Christine Kane, and a word image from Laure Ferlita. My word for 2010 is Clarity, and I'm still working on that one!!! 

11 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

I didn't know your word for the year was clarity...how did I miss that?!!

Anyway, love your word art!

chrissy said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!
you are so talented and creative..this may well be one of my favorites my friend.
and
i couldn.t help but love how Y-O-U are already a huge part of your word for 2010 dear CLAIREity!
xo
c

Donna Mulholland said...

Wonderful!

lori vliegen said...

you have bloomed into such a beautiful artist......a truly magnificent flower in the art garden!!! your watercolors always make me smile.....and this one is no exception! xox, :))

Jolene said...

Very cute, how are you??

Jacqueline said...

Love it!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Love it, Claire! You've definitely bloomed here!

dan said...

i love this and guess why. haha. i am danny bloom in Taiwan via Boston, tufts 1971. my blog at bloomsinthenews.blogspot.com

could i get permission to use your wonderful BLOOM artwork for my blog? email me at danbloom at Gmail dot com to tell me how to get permission and pay you too.

danny

the real McCoy, er, McBLOOM, er bloom

Claire M said...

Danny - thanks for the feedback. I'm flattered that you like this image and would like to use it on your blog. I've been thinking about your request and I've come to a decision that I do not want to give permission to others to use this image as the image is very personal to me. This image speaks to my personal journey.

Anonymous said...

Dear Claire

gotcha and UNDERSTAND.....i take back my request, and as fellow blooming traveller, i salute you, Claire!

danny

Anonymous said...

And Claire, just a note: autobiographical me: re "It seemed that my art "bloomed" during the year. " Being named a Bloom, as a kid and teenager and even adult, 61 now, i always liked the idea of BLOOMING and always felt in my mind and heart that my mission on life was not to be rich or famous but just to "bloom" and I did and I am and I still hame miles to go before I sleep..... SMILE...thanks for your artwork, it made my day! and still does all week long...