Daily Archives: August 1, 2012

#43 Sunflowers

Picture courtesy: Painting by Shannon Vermanen for Carrickfergus painting competition 2010


The flash went off and she relaxed her smile. The show was a success.

Shazia sipped her champagne as she walked around the gallery. The critics amused her with their talk about brush technique and composition. For her it was the love of bringing life to a blank canvas.


She found Mark and Andy deep in conversation around her desk. They had met in art school and had become close friends.

“.. isn’t it beautiful how she’s captured the mother – child relationship?”


She giggled to herself and wondered if she should tell them the truth about her daughter’s homework assignment.