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Floral Explosion

Explosive Flowers of Spring-Tribute to Mom

14 total reviews 
Comment from Contests


A seven star rating from the Contest Committee for the recognition this post has received from the FanArtReview community. While this was not a Contest Committee decision, the committee recognizes this achievement with a seven star review.

 Comment Written 05-Jun-2021

Comment from Jewell McChesney


I absolutely love this close up of this beautiful flower. I always look at floral photography like portraits.
You did a nice job capturing the fine details of this beautiful flower. Love its vibrancy.

 Comment Written 17-May-2021


reply by the author on 23-May-2021
    Thanks My friend! Flowers definitely have their own personalities. I'm glad you enjoyed my image! :o) Nancy
Comment from Sean T Phelan


Cool,Nancy!
That's an absolutely beautiful flower blossom and your photograph of it is superbly colorful and very Well-Presented!
And it works Great as a tribute to your Mom,my friend! ( Wow! I can't believe that my Moms been gone for almost forty years already! *sigh* )
~Sean

 Comment Written 11-May-2021


reply by the author on 23-May-2021
    Hi Sean, My mom's been gone for about 17 years. I definitely miss her warm smile! I know you miss your mom in the same way!!! :o) Thanks so much for your lovely review! :o) Nancy
reply by Sean T Phelan on 25-May-2021
    You're welcome,Nancy!
Comment from cleo85


This is a beautiful remembrance for your mother. Your composition resembles your poem perfectly. The center reminds of fireworks on a dark pond. The red petals look like a raft, which is breaking apart, but they look also like a Lotus flower. The exploding center is perfect placed within the frame. The tight framing is sufficient. The mixed media is perfect composed and framed. The composition is balanced.

 Comment Written 10-May-2021


reply by the author on 23-May-2021
    WOW! I love your thoughts on this image. I had fun seeing what you saw. Thank you for the beautiful review! :o) Nancy
reply by cleo85 on 23-May-2021
    You're very welcome! :o)
reply by the author on 23-May-2021
    :o) :o) :o)
Comment from Lucas Sizov


Helvi2,
Absolutely stunning piece of art and heart is present here as a wonderful tribute to your mom! I can feel your grateful heart in this work and the poem is phenomenal! The floral composition is amazing! Love the colors and contrast and shape and everything is very special ?! Thanks for your explanation why you chose the name. You're a wonderful and kind person Helvi2. Happy mothers day!

 Comment Written 10-May-2021


reply by the author on 10-May-2021
    Bless your Heart Lucas! Thank you for your wonderful kind words. I loved this flower when I saw it and knew my mom would have loved it too. When you think of the flower as fireworks, celebration comes to mind. I thought it was a wonderful way to pay tribute to my mother.
    You asked me one time if I was a writer....now you know the kind of things I write about. :o) I'm thrilled you not only enjoyed the image but poem as well.
    When it comes to painting you're a poet too. The only difference between a poet and an artist is the implement they create with. A poet uses a pen to paint a picture. An artist uses a paintbrush. As a poet I can see what your paintbrush wrote. :o) Hope that makes sense. Thanks again for all the lovely compliments and the incredible 6 star rating! Hugs!!! :o) :o) :o) Helvi
reply by Lucas Sizov on 10-May-2021
    Wow! You wrote a review to my review! Thanks a lot for everything! I appreciate you Helvi2!
reply by the author on 10-May-2021
    I was so honored by your lovely review I got carried away with my reply! :o) A six from YOU really meant a lot to me! Thanks! :o)
Comment from Jo Calderbank


Great work Nancy, really eye catching, I like the explosion
Of the stamen in the centre against the soft velvet like
Petals, the dark back ground helps to draw the eye to the
Detail at the centre. Strong colours, great focus and clarity
And very well framed. I loved
The poem, and the personal details about your lovely mom
Who has inspired your creative
Talent. Thanks for sharing.
Jo

 Comment Written 10-May-2021


reply by the author on 23-May-2021
    Hi Jo, I'm incredibly honored that you enjoyed both the image and poem. Thank you so much for the lovely comments and six star rating! :o) Nancy
Comment from Browncat


Fireworks in a flower! The yellow portion reminds me of the center of clematis. The red is so rich, and I like the color being repeated in the yellow portion. Your mother certainly had a strong influence on your and would surely be delighted with your talent expressed here.

 Comment Written 09-May-2021


reply by the author on 10-May-2021
    Hi Browncat, Some flower centers just seem to resemble fireworks and this is one of them. This is not the only piece I did this way.I did a piece with MK Flood where his funny Flower people are right in the midst of them. I think it was back in Aug of 2019. LOL It's always fun to see where your imagination takes you. :o) You're right about this being a Clematis. I thought it was the perfect choice for the image. Thank so much for blessing this with one of your six stars! I truly am honored!!! :o) Nancy
Comment from JirinaInspire


Wonderful creation of this flower so beautifully created, literally with the mixed media.
Initially I wanted to ask what kind of flower it is, but I don't think it has an name. It could kind of resemble Passion flowers to me.
The tribute and description about your mother's affect on you and your art work is nicely described, thank you so much for sharing it. I kind of wondered about the name difference.

Great, inspirational poem!
Nice work Nancy, deserving all the stars that can get. Happy Mother's Day to you too.

 Comment Written 09-May-2021


reply by the author on 10-May-2021
    Hi Jirina, I think the flower was a Clematis. I love the frilly centers those flowers have. You weren't to far off with your thoughts that this resembled a Passion flower. Because Helvi is such an unusual name ( I know I never heard that name before) I thought people like yourself would wonder where it came from. Mother's Day gave me the perfect opportunity to share that information. I'm glad it piqued your interest. Thank you for the lovely review. I was truly honored to receive it. :o) Nancy
reply by JirinaInspire on 11-May-2021
    Hi Nancy, thank you so much for you reply and sharing all the personal information. I love to know people on deeper level, natural curiosity of mine.
    The clematis it is. I think I had one, purple but it lasted only one season, so I don?t remember it so well. I have another, it did not bloom last year, maybe this year.
    Love your presentation so much!
    Jirina
reply by JirinaInspire on 11-May-2021
    Hi Nancy, thank you so much for you reply and sharing all the personal information. I love to know people on deeper level, natural curiosity of mine.
    The clematis it is. I think I had one, purple but it lasted only one season, so I don?t remember it so well. I have another one, it did not bloom last year, maybe this year.
    Love your presentation so much!
    Jirina
reply by the author on 11-May-2021
    Hi Jirina, Hope you have better luck with your clematis this year! :o) I Think we're all curious about other members on the site. I don't know why we wouldn't be. :o)To know I have artists here as friends is a joy to me. Please consider yourself as one. :o) Thank you again for the lovely review! :o) Nancy
reply by JirinaInspire on 11-May-2021
    Hi Nancy, a I?m so pleased with your offer, love to be your friend.
    I know I am still new and might not always say the right thinks, but I try to bring something positive in to our lives.
    Speaking of lovely review, lovely flower and beautiful presentation deserves just that.
    Keep bringing more of these in the future!
    Jirina
reply by the author on 12-May-2021
    I hope too! I'll definitely be looking to see what you've created Jirina! :o) Nancy
reply by JirinaInspire on 13-May-2021
    Thank you so much, I will do the same.
Comment from supergold


this is certainly worth a six stars; first of all: the outstandin capture of this flower with incredible sharp details;
then of course for your story and tribute to your mom;

 Comment Written 09-May-2021


reply by the author on 23-May-2021
    Hi Super, I am incredibly honored by wonderful review.Thank you so much! :o) Nancy
Comment from shoregrass


Wow, this is fantastic on so many levels. First, a stunning piece of mixed media photography with an explosive initial impact. Second, for the wonderful notes and tribute to your Mother, and third for the beautiful poem. A masterpiece!

 Comment Written 09-May-2021


reply by the author on 09-May-2021
    Hi shoregrass, If there is anything nicer you could have said.....I don't know what it possibly could be! :o) Thank you for the absolutely "WOW! " review! I am both thrilled and honored! :o) Nancy
reply by shoregrass on 09-May-2021
    Truly my pleasure, Nancy. Ed.