Today has been another “B.S.D.” (Bad Shoulder Day). Skip is still laying low, and is flustered when she is tethered to the font porch railing. Gotta keep an eye out for “the man”. Although the weather around here was glorious, following our late night and early morning thunder showers (light show included), physically, I was limited to light activity… I “worked” on the Iris…
The Iris comes in a rainbow of colors. The most popular being the deep blue variety. The primary meaning of the Iris is hope, wisdom , courage and admiration. I’ve done several Iris pieces, but this is one of my personal favorites.
The Iris’s history is rich, dating back to Ancient Greek times when the Greek Goddess “Iris”, the messenger of the gods and the personification of the rainbow. She acted as the link between heaven and earth. Eventually, Irises were planted over the graves of women to summon the Goddess in orders to guide the dead in their journey. Ancient Egyptian kings marveled in the Iris’s exotic nature, and drawings have been found of the flower in a number of Egyptian palaces.
To me, this piece is simply representative of good neighbors! With Toms permission, I tramp around his flower garden as soon as the flowers start to bloom! Searching for that perfect piece of inspiration for my art work!