This a piece that I made for Patti K. a colleague of Paula’s who is retiring this year from teaching. I came to know Patti from car pooling her and Paula to work on occasion. She often commented on the forget-me-nots growing like weeds in my yard. I kind of like them too because they are considered a “true blue” flower which are rare and they seemed appropriate for the occasion. The blooms on forget-me-nots are very small so I made this project a study of the structure which allowed me to do zoom in on the flower. I also had to resort to doing a color application because the blue color is the most distinct characteristic of forget me nots. However, I am not inclined to use color for outdoor work because the pigments are so fugitive but in this case I made an exception. Again, if I can’t take time out of my “busy schedule” to make a little something for a friend then what is the point of being an artist?…Best Wishes Patti….