I had this "Happiness" and Chinese letters stenciled and watercolored page sitting to the side on top of the rolling cart for a while. A while being at least one month, probably more. I didn't like most of the coloring, and the word/letters staring at me just left me stymied and too stubborn to paint over it so as to satisfy my "waste not" gene to save the paper. Hah!
When the Creative Challenge, "Patterns" came my way last Monday, it just hit me, this wasn't about My Happiness, it was for someone else. Immediately I saw the fish with patterned skin and scales, the aquatic plants, pearls, sea creatures, etc. Their happiness is escaping the baited hook and the now broken net. Aquariums, I don't have one, but just to look at them seem to ease the stress away. The real ocean waves, ebbing and crashing are more therapeutic for me, but I'm happy to have this finished and Saved the Fish! Size is 9 x 11 inches.
Everyone welcome to participate in the challenge, to see others click the above link. It's not so easy to capture happiness by net.