Full Bloom

Full Bloom
Full Bloom

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“FULL BLOOM” is an original marker painting by Paul Bailey of the Badger State, Wisconsin. Paul is a Quadriplegic from an automobile injury. Paul creates his artwork dot by dot with a head stick. This greeting card was reproduced for an original artwork by Paul Bailey for THASC Sales Co. who has employed a unique group of handicapped artists who create art to help rehabilitate themselves. They gain self-respect and pride through their artwork.
“FULL BLOOM” is an original marker painting by Paul Bailey of the Badger State, Wisconsin. Paul is a Quadriplegic from an automobile injury. Paul creates his artwork dot by dot with a head stick. This greeting card was reproduced for an original artwork by Paul Bailey for THASC Sales Co. who has employed a unique group of handicapped artists who create art to help rehabilitate themselves. They gain self-respect and pride through their artwork.

For the many THASC artists whose subject is flowers, I must say each one of them speaks to us in a different way. Most flowers have a specific seasonal time to bloom and it wasn’t until late last week that I noticed the beautiful tiger lilies that abound in my garden. Each day now there are more and more and when I looked at Paul Bailey’s marker painting it immediately reminded me that these lovely flowers were about to bloom in my back yard. It is not until they spread their wings fully that you can capture the glory of their lovely peach color and the length of their reach.

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Tiger Lilies

Most of my flowers are already bloomed and gone by the end of Spring but my Summertime bloomers remind me that there is still more to come. Paul’s dot by dot method is not only incredibly precise but captures each leaf with remarkably, explosive color
changes. It is only when a flower reaches its pinnacle of growth that do we realize nature’s beauty at it’s peak. As I looked around my Summer garden, I captured other wild flowers at their “full bloom” and would like to share them with you.

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Summertime flowers in full bloom

While visiting my cousins in Sicily this past month, I went into a local florist in town and was amazed at the bouquet of fresh flowers he put together for me as a gift for them upon our departure. They were a beautiful combination of fresh flowers as you can see, all newly bloomed and the best part is that he charged me only 25 euros (about $30)!

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Bouquet in Sicilian florist

Thank you to THASC artist Paul Bailey for reminding us all “Nothing says it like Flowers!”
Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your full-bloomed Summer flowers and fruit trees. See you on Tuesday.

-Maria

PS. Thank you to a wonderful friend who graced my aunt’s birthday table last year with a gorgeous bouquet!

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Aunt Nancy’s Birthday flowers

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2 thoughts on “Full Bloom

  1. dana burdick July 10, 2015 / 9:38 am

    Maria,

    Flowers are beautiful,at this time of year.
    I haves roses, ln my yard,and other beautiful mixed flowers. I love flowers. Sara use to get flowers once a week from me,she loved them. Those flowers ln your yard are so pretty. That
    Pretty Arrangement you got for your aunts birthday,was Gorgeous. She most have loved It. Imagine painting dot by dot with a hand stick. That ls Truly Amazing. I love the flower paintings paul. Keep up the good work,you are going to go places! Your work ls Incredibly aspiring. Woyld like to keep seeing more of lt. Keep posting. Maria wonderful blog as always,keep up the good work.

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  2. Anna Maria D'Angelico July 11, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    Maria I couldn’t love flowers more..They are such a complete sight, I always loved your Aunt Cammy’s flower garden. I think that is why I have such an appreciation and love of a flower garden. I had to learn the poem about ‘TREES” when I was in the 6th grade and I have never forgotten it..Thanks for sharing the memories.. love Anna

    P.S. I caught up on your previous articles..”Awesome’ “

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