Monday, June 23, 2014

Glow from the inside!


For all of us, childhood memories of fireflies are always tinged with wonder and mystery.
This little creature has the power to  root a child in round eyed wonder and spark off their curiosity.
We have all stood like this girl looking at the fireflies flitting around and even tried to keep them as our own, wishing to possess something so magical!

The color prompt at SoC (lavender, grey and plum) made me think of fireflies  and here is my entry.

Wait, this quote is so beautiful, I wanted to share it as well...

“I am but a firefly caught in his jar and when he looks at me, I can’t help but glow.”
―Kellie Elmore



The light of the firefly is so beautiful. So poetic. I do not want to think of all the science behind it! :-)
Do you think so too?

Glow from the inside.





Linking to  PPF, AJED, CED as always.

28 comments:

  1. This is absolutely wonderful and just perfect for the SOC colours. It's beautifully painted and is a lovely idea.

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  2. Hello my friend..this is so gorgeous... and visually-enchanting..it immediately takes my mind and soul to a childhood place of magical energy..the colors are done so beautifully..shine on..thanks for shining some fire-fly magic!

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  3. Wow!! We are not blessed with fireflies in the UK, but this painting sooo makes me wish that we were. What an enchanting memeory for any child to have. Your colours are perfect for both challenge and subject alike. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous inspiration :o)

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  4. This is absolutely fabulous work. Visiting from SoC

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  5. this is such a wonderful piece!
    so summery, magical and a great use of this weeks colors!

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  6. Somehow I see the fireflies with a dot of yellow when they are glowing, but this must be when they are asleep. Great memory.

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  7. Your fireflies piece is beautiful, such great use of the colours here! They are such magical creatures, like faeries!

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  8. I love the quote and it's perfect! Love the use of the colors in your piece.

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  9. Terrific painting, totally magical!

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  10. Oh this is fabulous! I saw the first fireflies of the season a couple days ago and was delighted. But your painting magnified my pleasure exponentially.

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  11. I still love fireflies, they are a large part of my childhood summer time memories! This is beautiful!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  12. LOVE this. Your fireflies are so unique and pretty especially for a summer eve.

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  13. I wish we had fireflies here as well. Your piece is lovely, and I'm sure you'll bring back many beautiful memories for alot of people with it.

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  14. Oh this is lovely! Very calm and serene! :-)

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  15. This is truly wonderful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  16. I LOVE how you've used the SOC colors! The fireflies really glow! Beautiful work!

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  17. Gorgeous! I really love the title, too! Fireflies hold a special place in my heart from childhood memories and your work of art struck an emotion with me! Thank you for sharing this with all of us and for using the SOC colors so beautifully!

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  18. This is fabulous! There are no fireflies where I live but I have always wanted to see a real one. I love the quote and the magic of this piece :)

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  19. I have never seen a real firefly but they fascinate me - your piece is magical.

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  20. I agree with Twinkle Toes, it would be lovely to have fireflies in the uk.
    I love your painting,it is magical.x

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  21. This is such a beautiful piece. Has an air of mystery and magic around it ....

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  22. mmmm
    years ago, my biologist (now X) hubby and I were helping ID our NW firefly relative, a glowworm! I drew a female under the microscope (she DIDN'Tenjoy the Lïght, and kept crawling away!) The makes fly (can glow then, but don't flash), but the females remain in larval form, with a Lôvélÿ Lïght on each side, rather yellowish.... even the eggs glow!

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