February Flowers 2022

For the past few years, I’ve been doing the February Flowers challenge started by Amanda Evanston. This year, I wanted to make a cohesive collection and something in a style that felt like mine. Last year’s flowers all felt very different from each other, and it was a tremendous opportunity for me to stretch and try new things. I learned a little about what I like and what I don’t like, and what felt like mine and what didn’t.

For this year, I knew that I wanted to do flowers, and I had ideas about incorporating flowers with other things that I was thinking on, like water and boats, inspired by my recent shrimp boats (Instagram Link to Shrimp Boats Post). I wanted to do my best to follow the prompts, but knew that there would be some days I would be challenged. And I honestly don’t know how I got to the idea, but I landed on creating flowers inspired by pictures of friends and family. The idea was that if I had a picture of me and three friends, I would paint four flowers that resembled us in the picture, one flower for each of us. And that’s what I did for the whole month (for the most part). I really felt this collection, it made me SO happy to create, and I loved creating or sharing a story with each painting. And I named these paintings, which I’ve never done before.

My first flower of the month, titled “Sister Friends” :Instagram Link with Background

And a few more of my faves:

“A Family Affair” – instagram post – Instagram Link with Background
“A Friend to This Sister” : Instagram Link with Background

Available Christmas Trees

4×4 on deep wood panel. 3 different medias used – Starbucks straws (bottom left 2, middle right), glass (bottom right), shredded CDs (middle left and top)
4×12 on wood panel; made with resin filled medicine caps
6×6 on deep wood panel
6×6 on deep wood panel made with shredded Starbucks straws

That makes five


This is what my kitchen table looks like right now.  Working on a custom burlap sign, and making a bunch more burlap letters.  The custom sign I am working on is sale number four for this month, and sale number five was the next day.  For me and my little etsy show (www.etsy.com/shop/dlynnart), that’s a lot.  And what’s amazing is that views and clicks are down for my shop, sales are up.  Interesting phenomena.