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To me, flowers are a bit of heaven on earth -- they know just how to grow even if I don't plant them just right. Painting and flowers is simply a perfect combination.

To go directly to my shop, click here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandPaintedPetals

I came to painting after a brain injury received in a car accident in January, 2000, and has been a blessing in countless ways. After the accident, my "brain dents" left me unable to read or write. (I prefer the term "brain dents" instead of "brain injury" because it's less frightening and off-putting).

During my rehab my hubby, Tim, began to bring me flower magazines so I could look at the “pretty pictures,” which inspired me to learn to garden. I was particularly drawn to roses, as I felt a connection to my…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 28
  • Joined November 6, 2009

Favorite materials

Crystal, Glass, Porcelain, Paper Mache, Wood, Tile, Stationery, acrylic, ceramic, enamel paints

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About

To me, flowers are a bit of heaven on earth -- they know just how to grow even if I don't plant them just right. Painting and flowers is simply a perfect combination.

To go directly to my shop, click here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandPaintedPetals

I came to painting after a brain injury received in a car accident in January, 2000, and has been a blessing in countless ways. After the accident, my "brain dents" left me unable to read or write. (I prefer the term "brain dents" instead of "brain injury" because it's less frightening and off-putting).

During my rehab my hubby, Tim, began to bring me flower magazines so I could look at the “pretty pictures,” which inspired me to learn to garden. I was particularly drawn to roses, as I felt a connection to my heart and wounded soul. Sometimes, reading the directions on the seed packets took longer than planting the seeds, and some days I just wasn't able to garden. Those days, simply touching the earth had a very stabilizing and reassuring effect. As the flowers withered with the end of summer and snowy days approached, I was drawn to painting.

I began slowly and one night, I proudly posted a newly-painted rose on the refrigerator and asked my son what it looked like. When he replied, “It’s a red rose,” I was so excited — just like a kindergartner! Sometimes when I get discouraged from the brain dents, the recurring thought is, “I need to paint.” The creative process and tactile nature of painting has been an important part of my recovery thus far.

In 2005, we discovered that the mile-high altitude in Boulder, Colorado was slowing down my recovery, so we sold our house and business and moved to Texas, then to San Diego to be closer to family

At last, I am able to focus on my painting and feel proud yet humble to offer you my "Painted Petals."

As the cartoon character Ziggy said,

“You can complain because roses have thorns, or
You can rejoice because 'thorns' have roses.”

I hope you’ll enjoy my work.

Sheryl

Enter my shop here
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandPaintedPetals

Visit my other shop, Heartfully Sewn, for lovingly hand-sewn boutique pincushions, cup cozies, stuffed birds, hearts and hanging ornaments!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeartfullySewn

And, follow me on
FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hand-Painted-Petals/183903732313
TWITTER @HandPaintPetals
PINTEREST http://pinterest.com/handpaintpetals/boards/

Have a wonderful day and thank you for being here!

Blessings,
Sheryl

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