Wendy’s Flower Wall

#WendysFlowerWall is my recent project where women are given an opportunity to select one word to follow “I am…” ¬†Women volunteer – some after a yoga class, some on a Saturday morning, most without advanced notice, therefore, no make-up application or hair adjustment.

I’m grateful to the women who feel confident in their skin to be in front of my camera, knowing their image would be used on social media and on the internet.

My Flower Wall project started when the winter darkness dragged on and I anticipated spring. I decided to create my own spring with colors out of my comfort zone….and #Wendy’sFlowerWall was born.

It’s my mission to help women see their beauty and their strength through Portraits. Sadly, so many women feel they aren’t good enough, skinny enough, pick-something-enough to have portraits of themselves done.

The thing is, a professional portrait of you today will out-last you. It’s a gift for your children, for your parents, for your girlfriends, for your sisters….for eternity.

My mission continues with my Flower Wall. To provide positive thoughts to women, to remind them…us…that we are strong, confident, remarkable, fearless, inspired, enough….

and beautiful beyond measure.

In the moments when I took these images, I had the opportunity to hear some of the stories behind the word selection. (I provided a variety of words). Some stories were incredible and heartfelt.

Everyone has a unique and powerful story.

What is yours?

How would you like to tell it?

#existinphotographs

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I’m so fortunate to know such strong & beautiful women.
To have the opportunity to photograph one in this field
of flowers is a dream come true.

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Willsboro, New York

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Four days of spring!

Each year I look forward to the arrival of spring at the Milwaukee Art Museum where flowers are the art. ‘Art In Bloom’ is the museum’s four day event that fills each room with the scent & colors of spring.

The Shepherdess, Jean-Honore Fragonard/ floral artist: LaTulipe, LLC

The Shepherdess, Jean-Honore Fragonard/
floral artist: LaTulipe, LLC

Art in Bloom pairs one piece of incredible art to a talented floral designer or group. It’s quite an honor among florists, garden centers and garden clubs to be selected as a designer for this event.

The challenge of the day: deciding which arrangement receives my “people’s choice” vote.

I found it difficult to walk away from this arrangement! It was fascinating from all sides.

Green, Red, Blue  Mark Rothko floral art: A New Leaf Floral, Inc

Green, Red, Blue Mark Rothko
floral art: A New Leaf Floral, Inc

Elegant in simplicity.

Yellow Guitar & Blue Vase, Fernand Leger floral art: Milwaukee Flower Company

Yellow Guitar & Blue Vase, Fernand Leger
 floral art: Milwaukee Flower Company

Three panels of abstract flowers – an interpretation of
Yellow Guitar and Blue Vase.

Campbell's Soup, Andy Warhol floral art: Tulipomania European Flower Market

Campbell’s Soup, Andy Warhol
floral art: Tulipomania European Flower Market

Floral humor: grilled cheese & tomato soup

Woman with Cat, Kees van Dongen floral art: Elmbrook Garden Club

Woman with Cat, Kees van Dongen
floral art: Elmbrook Garden Club

Simple, stunning, creative.

 

The Two Majesties, Jean-Leon Gerome floral art: Metro Market-Downtown Milwaukee

The Two Majesties, Jean-Leon Gerome
floral art: Metro Market-Downtown Milwaukee

Vision, skill, artistic creativity.

Art in Bloom – always worth the trip.

Milwaukee Art Museum, www .mam .org