Hydrangeas. Window Boxes. Charleston. Good friends. [ A few of my favorite things. All represented within this painting. ]
I took the photo that inspired this piece back in 2011 while walking through one of Charleston's beautiful historic neighborhoods. We were with some of my dear life-long friends that weekend to celebrate 11-11-11 together.
I had the sketch for this painting drawn on the canvas for over a year, but was a little intimidated by the number of flowers found within a hydrangea.
In April, I realized that I could probably squeeze in one more painting before I needed to pack to move out of my studio. So even though I should had been working on planning my new store called "Sunflower," I was drawn to finally bring this canvas to life.
My time was short though, so I decided that my main objective in this painting was to enjoy the process and not worry about how it turned out.
Funny how that works sometimes. When I take the pressure of perfection off of myself, I'm often surprised at how much better things turn out anyway.
Maybe I am learning a thing or too along the way.
This final painting created in my pretty green studio, is a reminder to me to enjoy the process. A reminder to enjoy the journey and not be so concerned with the final destination.
A reminder to make time to enjoy some of my favorite things.