Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. ----- Ernest Hemingway

Flower Shoppe Inspirations

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit with a cup of tea while I share with you the inspirations behind my art. Each week I am always on the lookout for something to paint. . . this time of year not much in the way of inspiration is growing in my garden . I purchased a beautiful bouquet of "growers special" flowers from Home Depot for $5.97. They are lovely fragrant Flox and 3 large blue Hydrangeas. Let's go into the garden so Bentley my Studio Assistant can show you the flowers.

The same day I received an e-mail from one of my blogging friends, Sandra of the Veranda House, and guess what - she sent me a beautiful photo taken outside of a charming Flower Shoppe in San Francisco. She felt the colors were in my palette and would be fun for me to paint.

Finding inspiration . . . . . .

The flower shoppe flowers. I love that the flowers are not arranged and are spilling out of the buckets . . . I want to paint mine like that.

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I have a few pink Cosmos growing and added them to some "faux" Cosmos flowers for a touch of pink shown in the Flower Shoppe photograph.

Everywhere . . . . .

Sandra's lovely photographs were the inspiration for the Flower Shoppe painting . . . I added yellow Sunflowers, pink Cosmos, lavender Flox and blue Hydrangeas to match the colors in her photographs.

"Flower Shoppe"

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also". Matthew 6:21

Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and read and cherish each and every comment you leave. I sincerely appreciate your visits, comments and those of you who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special. I have had lots of requests to paint a Spring welcome garden sign and am thinking we can paint one together.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

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