My daughter brought me this lovely little bouquet on New Year's Day, when we baked Nana's Chocolate Italian Cookies together. Like any other living, breathing artist, I knew it would be the subject of a painting. During these cold, winter days, it has been a bright spot, as flowers make me happy. It was also rewarding and joyful for me to use the new Italian palette knife my son gave me for Christmas. I was much happier with the painting after a little scraping and smearing.