oil on birch, 2008

Flirt can be a little infuriating. Just as Majesty thinks she has him, she realizes she doesn't. He's always sticking his neck out, looking for better. Flirt's games with Majesty didn't help my creation of either of them. Once I’d conceptualized them, I realized I might have taken on more than I could chew. Interesting choice of word! For starters, I usually like to include backgrounds—impossible when giraffes are in the picture. They need trees around them. Only choice: to focus on the task I'd set myself, take time, concentrate, appreciate.