Thursday, October 6, 2011

Backup Singers Purple and Blue Hydrangeas by Texas Flower Artist Nancy Medina

Backup Singers Purple and Blue Hydrangeas
Oil on Linen Board

Backup Singers is the newest painting in Flower Mound Studio. This afternoon I went to the grocery store to shop for flowers for my painting class at the Dallas Arboretum Saturday. As I walked in the door, I was so afraid the only thing in the flower stands would be some old mums and maybe a few faded roses. What a thrill to see they had a whole new shipment of purple and blue hydrangea plants! They also had some small sunflowers, and even a few stargazer lilies in the bargain bin. I've never had a cart so full of flowers.

As I strolled the aisles looking for peanut butter and lo fat creme, I wondered if folks thought I was absolutely nuts with all those flowers sticking out everywhere and hardly any room for real groceries in my cart. Fortunately, all the Flower Moundians were so focused on their IPhones and smart gadgets and blue tooth thingy ma bobs they hardly even noticed. The first time my mom came to visit us in Flower Mound, she asked, "Honey, where are all the old cars?" as we pulled into a store parking lot. It's true there are definitely a few Stepford pills in the water here - it's an ultra planned community with bike paths and sanctuary neighborhoods. It was the closest thing I could find in North Texas that was remotely like Orange County, California. But I promise if you go 20 minutes in any direction, you can find a mobile home park. You have to really look, but I swear they are there. Okay, make that 40 minutes....

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