These days, I’m not blogging much or painting. Life has interrupted my time. My mom remains in medical rehab and tough decisions lie ahead.
I do try and paint daily, even if it’s only a few strokes. I have a couple commissioned pieces that I must finish but I so appreciate the patience given me with this honor.
The photo shown above takes my breath away. Sunflowers are my favorite flower. I love to paint them, I love to see them and have them in my home. They are so cheerful and bring joy. I also think they can be so funny and quirky. And, this is what I love to try and capture when I paint sunflowers. If you’ve ever had the joy of walking in a field of sunflowers, you will know what I mean, some will be tall and straight, some will be leaning, some will be “peeking”, some will be tickling. Some appear shy, others bold and “outspoken”. They remind me of my circle of girlfriends.
The above photo is screaming “paint me, paint me, paint me”…..soon I hope! The vase is one of my favorite colors (purple being the other) and Denny surprised me one evening, after a very long day….I walked in and it was filled with gorgous flowers, his choice of flowers and vase were perfect.
In life, it is the small moments of joy that get us through the long hard days. Along with friends, I cherish my “girlfriends”, now while we are not Sex in the City or Desperate Housewives type girlfriends ??!!, we do have our moments. At somepoint, we’ve been desperate, we have been housewives, and lived in the city and had…..ok you get the point! But, the one thing we do have in common with the above fictional girlfriends, is our loyalty and knowing we are always there for each other. The premise of the above mentioned shows is true friendship-not just a polite aquaintence. During thick and thin, easy and hard, funny and sad, close and distant – you are there and have each others back. I love you all so much. You are my sunflowers….all with different personalities.
A beautiful field of sunflowers near Italy, Texas. I drove early one morning to take pictures. Field after field of sunflowers. I had three cameras and could not “click” fast enough. They just kept posing and “singing”- take mine, take mine, take mine.
Blessings and hugs…
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.