1. be healthy or grow well: to be strong and healthy or grow well, especially because conditions are right
2. do well: to sustain continuous steady strong growth
3. brandish something: to wave something in a dramatic way that draws attention
It can also mean a dramatic hand movemtn that draws attention, a loop or curl, and in music, it can be an ornamental trumpet call (heralding the arrival of an important person), a short prelude/postlude of a piece of music, or a brief showy technical passage within a piece of music. Of course I like the musical references, even if I don't perform anymore.
The word comes from: [13th century. < Old French floriss-, stem of florir "to bloom" < Latin florere< flor- "flower"]
I'm really excited about this word and I look forward to the projects from Ali.
What else is on the horizon? planning for a new family reunion, making a shower invitation using photoshop and illustrator, taking a new illustrator class from Carina Gardner on JessicaSprague.com , husband's birthday, and that's just what I can remember right now, and doesn't even include everything going on at work.
So, that's all from me for now. Looking forward to improving my blog skills this year too. Here's to 2011!