Thursday, April 12, 2012

Photo Art Friday, April 13th - 15th

It's time again to showcase some great photo art!
 (If you are new to Photo Art Friday, you can read the guidelines for participation here.)

This week we have two options for the art we will hang in our virtual gallery:

1.  any piece of photo art that pleases you;  OR

2.  a piece of photo art that features a quotation, inspiring words or even a poem that has significance for you.  I have chosen the later.

(click on image to enlarge)

The partial edit from the poem by Galway Kinnell comes from the piece entitled St. Francis And The Sow.  I love these words.  We can all use the reminder whether as parent, child, friend, colleague, human, that we can take the time to remind someone of their intrinsic goodness or loveliness ... until they can own that knowledge and nurture and bless/love themselves from within.

In case you cannot easily read Galway Kinnell's words on the image, here they are:

The bud
stands for all things
even those things that don't flower,
for everything flowers,
from within, of self-blessing;
though sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on the brow of the flower
and retell it in words and in touch
it is lovely
until it flowers again from within,
of self-blessing ...

~Galway Kinnell
  St. Francis and the Sow 


For next week's Photo Art Friday we have the options of:

1.  linking up any piece of photo art we wish to showcase


2.  a piece of photo art that somehow reflects "new life". 


  1. This is a such a beautiful photo and what a wonderful message in the poem. I love the composition ... the white flowers, and the text of the poem in drop-out white. Just gorgeous! I wrote haiku to go with my photo :) Thank you!

  2. Hi! This is first time for me to upload my thumbnail photo.
    Thank you sharing with your meme.

  3. A beautiful image and words Bonnie, I hope you're feeling much better this week? :)

  4. This was a fun theme to work with a quote this week. Your image and quote are FAB!

  5. a beautiful image and post bonnie; thank you so very much... fyi - i am away from home and until i get to my computer next Tuesday (will try before then) i cannot "link" to you from my post at bluemoose. please forgive; will do asap. my ipad wont work to do the link. i did a draft of my post before i left last night and was able to simply put it up, but didnt have your url. will also comment as soon as i return. thank you for your patience. karen

  6. Beautiful...I uploaded too! Fun challenge!

  7. I just absolutely love your quote and beautiful peony photo to go with it!

  8. Bonnie, that quote is fantastic and I have never heard it before...I will definitely add it to my collection! Your photo art is gorgeous and uplifting. Thank you, as always, for your beautiful effects and weekly prompts - Happy Friday!

  9. Beautiful work of art, Bonnie!

  10. I love the quote! I am always using flowers in my art and this is lovely!!!
    Some beautiful pictures for this friday!
    Have a great weekend!!!

  11. Your wonderful example is so appropo for the two last posts on my blog..about the redeeming and/or renewel of life...thank you..

  12. Oh Bonnie this is just amazing. The photo is divine and your verse with it is very inspiring.

  13. Lovely pristine white flower -- look like a peony. The quote is wonderful and white text stands out so nicely against the dark green background.

  14. This is one of my favorite poems of all time Bonnie! Beautiful image.

  15. Beautiful photo of this wonderful white flower and it complements the poem in a great way! (are not sure if this is correct english, but I hope you understand what I mean:)
    Wish you a great weekend:)

  16. That photo is just bursting with life; a wonderful illustration of self-blessing and of the quotation. Self-blessing is really bringing blessings to others, isn't it.

  17. Delicious composition, I love this beautiful flower, beautiful colors and textures, delicious approach.

  18. that is a lovely bud. And the words that goes with it. .)

  19. Thanks so much for the kind comments - I love this challenge and how it stretches my ideas of what digital art can be. I know hosting is a lot of work......thanks for hanging in there and giving us a forum to share our efforts!

  20. Love your sample, Bonnie--what a gorgeous flower!

    Sorry i missed this week, but my image is here if you'd care to look. Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. Riktigt häftigt med texturen. Ha de gott i helgen.

  22. I missed this one too as I didn't have any internet connection. Here's mine if you are interested:

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All comments are eagerly read and greatly appreciated.

While I do appreciate the honor, I do not accept awards or participate in assigned memes. Thanks for understanding. :)