The poppies have been on hiatus for a few years now, but they’re returning soon! Creativity is wide ranging by nature, and other projects have been taking precedence. But poppies have been on my mind and in the air…. it is time to revel in glorious colors again. I am continuously surprised at how many people are enchanted, touched, appreciative and more with the colorful vibrancy of the dancing flowers. Perhaps it’s the cheer, simplicity, or just frivolity of the images? Whatever the response, it all begins with the beauty of the images…even without the surprise of seeing the actual highly textured, physical surface of the oil paint against the gold backgrounds. I still have not found a satisfactory method of reproducing the poppy series in prints. Originals are available and are worth the effort.