Description The state flower of California is the Golden California Poppy. Here the poppy is soaking up the sun by opening up the petals all the way. I took the basic photo and manipulated the photo to give it a a ttv look.
Shara Splichal, Wichita Member Since July 2010 Artist Statement I have spent time in art classes as a child and a few years in college. There was a time that I wanted to work for Disney. Over the years, life changed, I got married and had kids and so my focus turned away from me and art and towards them. Then, a few years ago the "artist craving" stirred inside me. I started drawing and painting again and it felt good...but not quite what it used to. I thought I lost the drive. I found it though when I started to look at my camera as more than something to take memories of the family. This was what I wanted to do! I wanted to take pictures!!!