There were so many wonderful things to paint in my poppy patch that I may have crowded too many into one painting. I like the out of control craziness though, because this is also the character of poppy plants.
This, and the last painting of the poppy weasel, are starting to look a bit medieval or like some of William Morris' gorgeous designs. I am a long way from being as orderly as his work is though. I wonder if other aspects of his life were as organized and tidy as his designs just as my life is as clutterd and disorderly as my painting. I once did a series of paintings of the clutter in my life including all the dirty dishes in my kitchen, a large pile of dirty laundry and a floor scatterd with children's toys. I was trying to reconcile my desire to paint with the time it took me away from my children and housework. Did William Morris feel guilty too?