This is personally one of my favorite paintings. I don’t know if it’s because I love dandelion puffs, or maybe it because I’m longing for summer. The idea came when I was looking for color inspiration for my bedroom at my local hardware store. I brought home paint chips in various shades of green, purples, and golds and the next thing I knew, this painting was in the works.
It reminds me of childhood summers spent lazily picking yellow dandelions and stringing them together to make a necklace or placing them in my hair. I remember making a wish and blowing the seeds into the air.
For a moment, I was a child dreaming and playing. For a moment, the dandelions were perfect little balls of white. For a moment, everything was perfect and then time moved on and the fragile puffs of white blew away and what’s left is just a memory.
So, with this painting, I’m mindful to live deeply, enjoying the beauty in the simple things because nothing last forever.