Snapdragon storytellers

“Snapdragon Story”, acrylic on canvas, 12×12″


For some reason snapdragons like to grow wild in my yard…

They grow from cracks in the sidewalk and from rock beds – there’s even one outside my studio window – the first thing I see when I look out!


Every time I see this flower, I’m reminded of my grandpa.

There’s a well-known photo in our family, of my grandpa showing me how snapdragons work. I’m about 3 or 4 years old and he’s showing me how to pinch the sides to get them to open up.

The photo was snapped on a summer’s day at my aunt and uncle’s wedding – I’m in a pretty peach dress and he’s in a silver grey suit (rare for him).

Holding my flower basket in one hand, he’s pinching a snapdragon with the other, and I’m following along. It’s one of those special moments, especially since he passed a couple of years later.

Now every time I see snapdragons I’m reminded of him. It’s funny how they’ve made a home in my yard, growing freely and spreading too…

I don’t mind at all!

– Theresa


This painting is part of the upcoming Floral Wonders collection release. If you’d like early access to this and other new releases, sign up here.

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