Meaning:  To Burst Forth; Transition; Renewal; Growth

Spring began as a surname before being adopted as a first name. In America, its most popular use was in the 1970s, inspired by the seasonal transition when nature seems to wake with activity. A depiction of youth, life, renewal and growth.

This time of year, I am often inspired to take from nature’s cues. The sound of birds heartens me to seize the moment. The warmth of the sun arouses my need to break from technology. Growth and newness of life reminds me of my own journey, and the progress achieved.

During this time of transition, think of how far you’ve come… Embrace the journey.


Like a butterfly
I was in the shadows…
A dark yet significant place
The journey between the old and new me.
Behold the marks of progress…
My growth before beauty
In this showcase of splendor
I am still growing…

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Name Meaning: Angel
Alternative Words: Beacon; Messenger

I was in a rush. It was early. Foggy out. I was unsure of myself. Thoughts of doubt began. Did I forget somethingHow do I look… My morning wasn’t starting right.

As I began mulling over my hair, a woman walked up to me, and said…
“I don’t know you, but I had to say… Your hair is beautiful.”

Wow! How did she know my troubles?!… I was amazed and relieved at the same time. Her kindness dispelled my worries. And I was filled with gratitude. In that moment, she was like an angel.

Angels have been known to take on a variety of roles:

 Divine Governors

They’re not always understood or easy to explain, but their impact remain. Society is filled with their inspiration… sports, art, music, organizations, including – the establishment of ‘Los Angeles’. No surprise… first names were also inspired. Angela gives simple-tribute to their presence.

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Name Meaning:
Bright and High; Enlightened

What drives a man to believe?
…To hold to a vision …To cling to hope
And act with purpose…

The first, most-noted name bearer was a man of courage. During the reign of the New Kingdom – Aaron stood, with his brother, and demanded freedom for those enslaved.

Together they stood in the face of an enemy.
An empire unwilling to release nearly-free labor. Yet, the exodus was achieved.

Aaron was a forerunner to other great heroes. Those who saw beyond the barriers of their circumstances… To achieve what seemed to be unthinkable.

Tell me,
…What drives a man to act on behalf of others?
To stand firm in the face of adversity… And move in compassion…

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Meaning of the name:

Happiness is…
Waking Up.

Even in tough times,
We can open our eyes
Start the new day 

● ● Try Again




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Did you know names like Tamara and Tammy originated from the palm tree?… Or, the name Nancy was inspired by loving words? I have created unique art around the significance and meaning of name origins. ..Hope you enjoy my collection.

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Names That Fly

It’s me…
Stuck in traffic thinking how nice it would be to fly above it all – like the birds in the sky. Their moves seem effortless.
Going from tree to tree. Back and forth…
As if carefree.

Imagine our predecessors being inspired by these feathered beauties. In trees. On land. Water… even among the clouds.
Let’s celebrate names inspired by birds.

  • Wren – from the short-winged songbird
  • Phoenix – mythological bird
  • Arnold – like an eagle
  • Robin – from the red-breasted bird
  • Raven – from the lustrous black bird
  • Hawk – from the diurnal bird of prey
  • Dove – from the stocky bird, often seen as a symbol of peace
  • Byrd – variant of “bird”
  • Sparrow – from the oscine songbird
  • Lark – from the passerine bird
  • Starling – from the gregarious oscine bird