Monday, July 27, 2015

Life Is Getting Better



Life Is Getting Better
plein air oil  8" x 10"
$195.00 + $10. s/h

This is a plein air piece that I painted at Summerland Gardens, a great garden store and a gallery where I have work.  

Often when looking for a title for a painting I use Google.  When I Googled "geranium" I came to a site about what it means when you dream about geraniums.  My husband and I are gardeners, our backyard is filled with flowers.  The corner of our deck is filled with the red of geraniums.  I love painting geraniums.  But, I will admit that I have never dreamed about geraniums, at least that I remember.  

Following is some of what I learned about geranium dreams:  Flowers symbolize something beautiful, not only in dreams, but in real life.  So, when you dream about flowers it means that everything in life is getting better (thus my title)  unless, (there's always an unless!) you dream of wilted flowers.  Ok, all of this makes sense to me.  According to what I read, when young girls dream about blooming geraniums, they will soon meet their future husband.  Who knew?  When a woman dreams about blooming geraniums she will soon get a few (not just one) marriage proposals from wealthy suitors in high society.  Hopefully the dream warns women not to make mistakes when choosing a partner.

When you see potted geraniums in a house, it is a symbol of a calm and happy family.  When geraniums are abundantly blooming, it means fulfillment of all desires.  If you dream that a man has a pot of geraniums on his head (I have never dreamt this!!) his wife is pregnant.  

I will say that I learned a lot when I looked for a painting title!

5 comments:

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Your painting is like a dream! Love it, and love your writing about a geranium showing up in dreams, fascinating!

Norma Wilson said...


Lovely! They are very dreamy!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you Nancy. That was kind of interesting to learn that. Norma, thank you so much. Dreamy goes w/ the dream info!

ART-TRAVELLER said...

I am very happy to find your very interesting art blog with so beautiful paintings !!!
Have a nice and creative summer day !!!

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much art! Love it when we find someone new!