Currently the Penny Palace front yard and Grand Room are decorated with Sunflowers and ladybugs. The décor looks so cheerful and brings Joy to people passing by.
Tonight a local artist center was holding a 2 hour workshop on painting sunflowers!!! That caught my eye. I had never tried canvas painting and was nervous, yet curious to try it. Yesterday I was lamenting to Doc. “I sure wish I had a “buddy” whom I could call to do things like this with me. His reply “Aren’t I your best buddy?” “Yes, but I didn’t think you would want to do something like this.” His reply “Not really, but I will because we do almost everything together!”
It’s pretty intimidating to start with a blank canvas.
Shortly after painting the blue background we realized it might be more fun if I painted a mirror image of what Doc was painting. It would be interesting to see how well matched or different the two pieces would be. Like handwriting, each person has unique brush strokes.
Here are our finished pieces. What do you think? Which is Doc’s? Which is mine?
This was the painting created by the instructor and used to advertise the workshop.
Last week I read an article about Sunflowers. The sunflowers have a message: they always look to the light. As the flowers grow, the face of the flowers constantly turn to the sun in the east and follow the sun throughout the day as it moves to the west. During the night they again turn to the east anticipating the dawn of a new day.
We can be like the sunflower – always anticipating the light of tomorrow.