Creative Prompt #202: Iris

My aunt loves irises and I was thinking about her and flowers today. Although ‘Iris’ was not on my original list of prompts, I thought it would inspire some wonderful responses. What will you create today?


part of the eye

bearded iris

Incorporated Research Institute for Seismology

Integrated Risk Information System (US EPA)

GooGoo Dolls song

OCR Software and Document Management Systems

IRIS from Cirque du Soleil

Impact Reporting & Investment Standards

restaurant in New Orleans

In Greek mythology, Iris is the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky. (Wikipedia)

Illinois Research Information System

Iris Murdoch, born July 5, 1919

Iris Murdoch – “Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.”

Definition: (Anatomy) “The iris (plural: irides or irises) is a thin, circular structure in the eye, responsible for controlling the diameter and size of the pupil and thus the amount of light reaching the retina. The color of the iris is often referred to as “eye color.”- (Wikipedia)

Definition: (Plant)- “Iris is a genus of 260–300[1][2] species of flowering plants with showy flowers. It takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow, referring to the wide variety of flower colors found among the many species.[3] As well as being the scientific name, iris is also very widely used as a common name for all Iris species, though some plants called thus belong to other closely related genera. A common name for some species is ‘flags’, while the plants of the subgenus Scorpiris are widely known as ‘junos‘, particularly in horticulture. It is a popular garden flower.

The often-segregated, monotypic genera Belamcanda (blackberry lily), Hermodactylus (snake’s head iris), and Pardanthopsis (vesper iris) are currently included in Iris.”(Wikipedia)

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

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The Creative Prompt Project, also, has a Flickr group, which you can join to  post your responses. I created this spot so those of you without blogs and websites would have a place to post your responses.