I had finished Miss Puss and the Fallen Flower and at that time had no ambitions about turning this into a series. I actually bought the sunflowers to go on a coarse weave canvas that has been kicking about my studio for years. (Here)I thought it was probably time to get that canvas painted and so when I went to Sam's Club one day to shop I noticed these wonderful sunflowers in their flower department and thought they would be great on that coarse weave canvas. Of course the minute I got them them Miss Puss was up there on the table investigating...and so the series was born. I have plans for more after this one.