It really doesn't take much to make me happy. (Really..... it doesn't!)
Give me my old paints and brushes, a blank canvas, an easel on the verandah overlooking the garden...
and I'm as happy as a pig in mud!
Painting is a bit like my other passion - gardening!
I can literally spend hours pottering around in the garden - trimming, planting, clipping, pruning. The time just seems to disappear. Before I know it an hour has turned into 4. I become so transfixed in what I am doing. It is the best way I know to lose a whole day in the blink of an eye.
And the same can be said for painting.
With the luxury of school holiday time on my hands and an inspiration photo planted firmly in my brain, I set about creating a little field of sunflowers right here in Far North Queensland.
Sunflowers would have to be one of the happiest flowers in the plant kingdom. They always look like they are smiling!
I was in heaven.
With every stroke I could feel my spirit lifting and the joy in my heart being transferred to the canvas in front of me.
Before I knew it.....
and hour had turned into 6!
But finally (at last) my little painting was finished
It makes me Smile!