When we first moved into our current home 9 years ago, our neighbors, Bob and Myrtle, had a magnificent garden. They are quite renown for their dahlias and the hybrids they’ve developed. Every September/October their garden turned into this riot of gorgeous dahlias. At that time they planted over 1500 dahlias. Now that they’re in their mid-90’s they’re only planting about 500 but still…it’s amazing.
Bob’s Dahlias | 12″ x 12″ | encaustic | 2009 | $575
I was supposed to be working on an abstract piece for the Conrad Wilde Gallery 12×12 Painting Show these past few weeks. For whatever reason though, this piece did not want to be abstract. You see, Bob and Myrtle were in a very bad car accident a few weeks ago. Myrtle is still in the hospital recovering. Bob is at home and I’m certain he misses Myrtle terribly.
I just love the petals and colors. They’re so sensual and inspiring!
So, I missed out on submitting an abstract piece for this year’s show. But that’s okay because I have a pretty piece to make into a print or card for Bob and Myrtle wishing them a swift recovery and hopefully, spread a little joy. Won’t you send them kind thoughts, too?