For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by flowers. Flowers show us the beauty that surrounds us if we just open our eyes. Flowers remind us of the beauty and potential we have as human beings. They inspire us to bloom where we are planted. No matter what our circumstance, we can use any obstacle to flourish and grow. Alicia Tormey’s mixed media flowers are some of the most beautiful I’ve seen. I love the movement and vibrancy that she captures with each flower.
“Where flowers bloom so does hope.”
“Who can estimate the elevating and refining influences and moral value of flowers with all their graceful forms, bewitching shades and combinations of colors and exquisitely varied perfumes? These silent influences are unconsciously felt even by those who do not appreciate them consciously and thus with better and still better fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables and flowers, will the earth be transformed, man’s thought refined, and turned from the base destructive forces into nobler production. One which will lift him to high planes of action toward the happy day when the Creator of all this beautiful work is more acknowledged and loved, and where man shall offer his brother man, not bullets and bayonets, but richer grains, better fruit and fairer flowers from the bounty of this earth.”
– Father George Schoener (1864 -1941)
May we bloom like flowers today and always.