Last week I got an email from Flower Muse, a flower farm in California, asking if they could send me some of their peonies for artistic inspiration. Who could say no to that?! An armful of hot pink single bloom peonies showed up at my door yesterday, and they’re some of the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen, much less had sitting in a vase on my table!
The peonies arrived in perfect condition with their buds tightly closed, and within a few hours the petals magically opened. Below there’s a little animation I made of the progression from bud to bloom, so you can savor the full peony experience with me. What amazing flowers! I took a bazillion photos of these lovelies, and of course I grabbed my sketchbook to try to capture their beauty on paper.