I have several unfinished paintings standing on a ledge and leaning against my studio wall. They are visible to me while I’m busy painting 2 smaller works for an imminent exhibition. I’ve also been photographing flowers and Autumn leaves in my studio and some remnants from a decaying floral arrangement, left over from Mother’s Day. It’s fascinating when one discovers (completely by chance) similarities in your paintings and the objects you are photographing. That is the moment creativity is sparked and a happy hour or two, can be spent re-creating, in the privacy of your studio.