Category Archives: Inspiration


January 27, 2019

Pantone Color Of The Year 2019 Coral

Being a photographer, graphic artist and art director, I’m fascinated by and drawn to color. I love lots of color and working with various combinations of it in all areas of my life. So, I have become quite intrigued by the Pantone Color of the Year. This year’s color is coral, and I have found that I’m hard pressed to find Wednesday’s Flowers in this color. So, I became curious about how...

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January 13, 2019


For the last couple of years I have picked a word to help guide me throughout the year. (Check out my word for 2017 and words for 2018). I have found that it’s very helpful in my quest on working on being a better person, though I know I still have much to accomplish on this front. This year I have decided that my one word to guide me through 2019 is gratitude. One way I have worked on being gra...

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December 31, 2018

Take A Leap of Faith

MY TWO CENTS Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing… What do you believe 2019 is the year of for you? What leap will you be taking? Life is very short, so don’t wait any longer to let the world know what you have to offer. We will be ever so grateful. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sarah Ban Breathnach is one of those people who has touched my life though through her book ...

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November 18, 2018

Petty and Annoying

For some reason of late, I have been over using the word ‘annoying,’ which in turn makes me feel petty and annoying. I’m not sure what started me on it, but I’m not fond of my use of it. Annoying to me is petty and negative, and I would prefer to look at life positively and with gratitude. I believe what is annoying will pass, but what I’m grateful for is everlasting. So that I don’t...

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November 04, 2018

Flower Color Guide

Darroch and Michael of Putnam & Putnam recently spoke at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG), and I was fortunate enough to attend. If you haven’t heard of them, they create stunning and elaborate floral designs that you must check out. At the NYBG, they gave a synopsis about how they got started in the business, where they are today, answered questions about floral design and introduced th...

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MY 300th BLOOM

September 09, 2018

My 300th Bloom

Last week I posted my 300th bloom. It all started one day in August over six years ago. It was, and still is, a simple idea: sharing the beauty and power of flowers. It’s not a physical bouquet of flowers, but it’s a digital flower on Wednesdays shared to brighten your day; to create a connection with nature, as we all are so connected to our computers, tablets and smart phones. I have writte...

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August 12, 2018

I have always loved rainbows

I have always loved rainbows. When I was in junior high school, my mom helped me to decorate my bedroom with a rainbow theme. We found the perfect comforter that had a huge rainbow on it. With my mom’s eye for decorating and my rainbow theme, my room was transformed into a bright and joyful place to be. I hope you can take a moment today and celebrate being alive, too. Gratitude and adventure i...

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June 03, 2018

Flowers Inspire Me

Flowers inspire me, not only with their inherent beauty, but with all that they have to teach me with their strength, wisdom, joy, and grace. They inspire me by how intricate they are, yet what simplicity and joy they bring to a moment, to life. Each one has a certain vulnerability that I admire, too; a willingness to share something almost personal. Every bloom bears all from being so delicate, a...

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February 18, 2018

I Am

I’ve been watching the winter Olympics in PyeongChang as many of you are, and one female competitor had on her gloves, the words: “I AM”. It’s a very powerful statement. It reminded me of the first time I saw something like it, a few years ago, when our hostess was seating us for breakfast. I noticed the tattoo on her foot: ‘As I am’. The latter may look like a statement of complacency...

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January 28, 2018

My Word for 2018

Last year, I choose one word for 2017 that would encourage me throughout the year to work on being a better version of myself. My word for 2017 was ‘grace’. I know there were many times when I could have handled things with more grace than I did, but I do feel that by having the intention, I was more conscientious of my actions and worked on acting with grace. I will continue to work on it as ...

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