Two interesting things happened yesterday. Okay, not all that interesting. My paints and gear are all packed away for a plein air painting trip and fortunately I found this half finished painting. I began painting it at my dearest friend's kitchen table during a recent visit to the Boston area. She is always so thoughtful, welcoming me with flowers and a loving heart (and lots of tolerance). So #1 good fortune is that I have something to finish and post today.
Since I didn't have sunflowers and statice readily available as references, I Googled "sunflowers and statice." As I scrolled through many beautiful photographs of these flowers, I ran across one of my paintings, 154 Mixed Bouquet, http://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/diane-campion/154-mixed-bouquet/166187. It was such a surprise that I didn't know what to think, but I was happy that there was a link to my painting readily available and credit given.
Not sure what all that means, other than "small gifts" that make a person happy.