All things are created twice; first in our mind and then in our medium. It began with a walk on the 4th of July. I saw a red, white and blue house, but the paint was faded and peeling. The whole place was run down. There was a tattered WELCOME flag flying over cracked cement steps and there were no flowers on the trash littered porch. Artists can see something like this and get very excited, much to the puzzlement of other folks. It is because they see more than what is actually there. They might be inspired by the possibilities. A tweak here, and there, and wha-la….a painting!