The Meaning Behind 'Bloom'

"The grass withers the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever."

Isaiah 40:8

I first read this verse almost a year to this day. Last year for me, it meant casting my anxieties on Him and trusting in the promises of His word.

This year I came back to verse as I was painting this series of florals. With Mother's day just around the corner, I was creating these paintings with moms in mind. I started researching the meaning behind the flowers I was painting and trying to connect that meaning with what God says about mothers in His word.

As I was reading the scriptures, I realized I wanted this series to be not only just for moms, but for all the amazing women in our lives.

I want this series to serve as a reminder for all women that we are not who the world says we are. We are not defined by how we look, the clothes we wear, how much we weigh, what our career is, what our struggle is, what our marital status is, how many friends we have, the lists goes on and on.

We are defined by who God says we are in His word.

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

Proverbs 31:25

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

Proverbs 31:10

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.

Psalm 46:5