I found this piece at a local Thrifty Shopper. It was a piece I found weeks ago. It's funny because when I found it I had a whole different idea for the design, then how it actually turned out. It was going to be a safari themed piece. I had been collecting different "Safari/African" pictures and I had this awesome picture of a lion head that I had planned to put right in the center. The bottom was going to be an African sunset on the Serengeti with just the silhouette of a heard of animals moving across the plains. I was going to flank the legs with various animal prints and finish the back with a large picture of a giraffe. But if you take a look at the picture on the right.... this piece, wanted to be something else.
Okay, without sounding crazy, remember I told you that a piece can "speak" to you, not actually in words, but it talks, and it almost creates itself. I have had pieces start out one way and totally change coarse mid way through, and that is what happened here! I layed the foundation colors, and suddenly, it was begging me for a whole different concept. It went "Folk Art" on me. Moons, stars, country hearts, and houses! Wow, a long way from the Serengeti! But I went with it, I just let it tell me how it wanted to be painted, and as always, was very happy with the end result.