The Happy Flower


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As an artist, I’d choose the thing that’s beautiful more than the one that’s true.”

Laurie Anderson, Composer, Singer, and Performance Artist

Sunflowers are happy flowers – aren’t they?
They are sunny and bright and cheerful.

I painted this version of a sunflower – that may not really look like a sunflower to you – but I fell in love with.  And I rarely say that about my own art, so it is super exciting for me.

It is 11×14 and painted on the most glorious Fabriano Artistico 300lb “Soft” paper that is so cottony soft and buttery, I love to just feel it!

When I came upon this quote by Laurie Anderson, it so resonated with my feelings about art.  I would choose beautiful over true too.

I choose to paint what I love and feel is beautiful over an exact likeness.  I can…

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10 thoughts on “The Happy Flower

    • mandibelle16 September 16, 2016 / 9:40 pm

      Thank you. This is a reblog from my friend Jodi. She’s very talented 🙂

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  1. Jodi September 16, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Awh! Thanks so much for sharing Mandi! I would love to send you a set of note cards in this design if you email me your address 🙂

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      • mandibelle16 September 17, 2016 / 2:03 am

        Aw, Jodi. You are a sweetheart thank you! I will treasure them 🌺 And tell of my friends 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 September 17, 2016 / 12:42 am

      Hey Jodi.
      Thank you so much. You are so thoughtful and talented. And I’m very excited about having some of your work for my own 🙂

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      • Jodi September 17, 2016 / 1:10 am

        Got it – but can’t erase – hopefully you can. 🙂

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      • mandibelle16 September 17, 2016 / 2:14 am

        Yes, I did erase it thanks!

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