Full Circle

Mount Ayr, Iowa

Mount Ayr, Iowa The place where my husband and I had our first son, the place where we started our first business, the place where we had our first house, so many firsts here. We used to grow thousands of zinnias to take to the Des Moines farmers market and to florists all over our area.Now I’m using the same tablecloth we used at the markets 20 years ago, as a drop cloth on the patio of the place where we started picking those flowers! A drop cloth to finish a painting of the farmers market in Davenport, one of the first places I pedaled flowers! My life is a circle between these two places, and inside of it, countless memories and experiences with family and friends, near and far.