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I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of that $7 bouquet from the Wednesday Santa Monica Farmers Market! It’s been bothering me that I didn’t actually know which flower was the dominant part of the bouquet. I was really attracted to the pink purple of it…and there are similarly colored statice and pom poms in it…but the salmon pink carnation was what sold me. Anyway, I tried to find out which flower it was by going through Doreen Virtue’s Flower Therapy book…and there it was: snapdragon! Doreen is a little too woo woo even for me…she says snapdragons help increase the love in your words and your communication…I guess I could use that right about now. She suggests “gently squeeze the sides…until it opens up (you’ll notice it looks similar to a dragon’s mouth)”…so I did it and she’s right–it’s hiding teeny yellow flowers that look like teeth! She says to put a teeny piece of paper in there to release lower emotions…maybe I will…but not ’til I’m sure they’re no longer paintable(which may already be the case). This is the fourth painting…and my favorite so far…but I do love all of them. I could see this much larger…hmmm. Would you guess by looking at this painting that I’ve been crying off and on for most of the last day and had no desire to paint until I got started?