My friend Katy Latta has a lovely little 3 year old daughter named Deva. She's full of life, full of love and since she thinks Ganesh is the coolest thing ever, I decided to paint the elephant God for her so she could have him look over her all the time.
A great artist and friend, Dreama Tolle Perry, talked about "just showing up" on her blog yesterday and it got me inspired to get in front of my easel, even though I wasn't really sure what I wanted to paint or feeling especially moved to paint.
I rifled through some of my reference photos and was tickled by the feel of some poppies, so I just "showed up" and let the rest happen.
Here is the resultant painting. Makes me smile, so it's a masterpiece in my mind!