I am totally inspired by my garden! I see each flower as a living being with its own personality. This gladiola spoke to me. I felt it was beckoning to me and smiling. And let's face it. The gardener is in a way the mother who gave birth to the flower. I did plant the bulbs. This gladiola was planted a few years ago. And has come back. But each time it is as if it is a new wondrous flower I am seeing. I tried to capture the magnificent color, a crimson/red with acrylic. I like to get up close and personal, like Georgia O'Keefe, because I believe every flower has a face.