I have no idea what kind of flowers these are, but the reference photo I used was taken in a Japanese tea garden many moons ago. I liked all of the branches. I don’t know if I did them justice, but I had a lot of fun painting them. The colors were nice too. It was an old photo so it wasn’t as vibrant as the digital photos we have today. The muted tones seemed appropriate for the subject. Of course, I did brighten up the pink flowers a bit. I just couldn’t help myself.
I’m posting this late on a Thursday night. It’s been an incredibly long and somewhat bad day. It all started with Tiny-Small waking me up multiple times in the night. Then we had a snow day, but not really any snow. My lap top got water in the keyboard because Tiny-Small wanted to help me clean it. I even burned dinner. I never got a chance to take a shower. Tiny-Small looks like she is getting sick. Seriously, this day should end! I am, over it.
I’m working on a windows laptop right now after years of using a Mac. I have to say, it’s a steep learning curve. When I first got my Mac I couldn’t do anything. I had to learn to use it. Now that I am hovering over an HP, several windows updates later, I feel the same way about my windows computer. Maybe after today I will be bilingual in computer operating systems! I’m trying to look at the bright side here. That isn’t always easy. If I can speak Mac and Windows I can be an ambassador to two seemingly opposed worlds. I’ve already created a very romantic job for myself. It would require me to visit artists and business people in Paris and Italy where gourmet chefs would insist I stay for dinner and I’d always be dressed in fashionable clothes, but I digress. To tell you the truth, I can’t wait to get back on my Mac. I really hope it dries out and magically works again. Nothing against Windows, but it’s kind of clunky and slow on my lousy internet. Plus, weird things keep happening. One minute I’m typing and the next I am on another screen for no reason at all.
Anyway, it’s kind of funny to start and end your day with the serenity of a tea garden. In the middle it was all chaos. At least my day has beautiful, peaceful boundaries to contain the nonsense in the middle. I’ll take it.
I hope you had a much better Thursday than I did!