I saw a pose like this and thought I should do something with it. It sat in my sketchbook for a year or so and I decided this year that it needed to become real. As I work, I am influenced by bits and pieces around me and there were some flowers on the bench ready for me to make into “garden flowers”. I thought one would make a great umbrella and this is the result. I did toy with the title “flowers in the rain” but decided to save that for another piece.