Amidst the chaos of my life this spring, I have resolved to complete a series of flower collages. Some of my earliest pieces were of flowers, and they were also among the first to sell. Now that we’re entering the flower season (oh, the azaleas!), I have embraced flowers as a way to escape the zaniness of daily living.
Although this photo of a pink hollyhock speaks for itself, I want to tell the story behind it. Last summer my husband and I had the inordinate pleasure of going on a Paso Robles, CA, vineyards crawl with our SoCal friends and my sister and brother-in-law. (The latter were winery “virgins,” which made the day even more enjoyable.) At Castoro Cellars, we discovered not only wonderful wines, but a beautiful park-like garden in which to picnic and share a bottle of chilled white zinfandel. If you look carefully at the photo above, you can see wine barrels in the background . . .
In my version of this scene, which I have titled “White Zin,” I tried to capture that day’s pleasure, Enjoy and savor the bright berry flavors!