This collection of small mixed media paintings is all about the ordinary, simple moments in our lives that can be our greatest treasures. When I was at the beginning stages of creating this collection I found myself noticing the many ordinary moments I encountered in a day. Once I started noticing them, I saw them everywhere. As typical of my creative process, I patiently waited for each painting to develop before I saw the treasure hidden in the shadows and textures. Each painting shares a richly textured background and a touch of gold leaf. As I finished each painting I was inspired to write a haiku that expressed my sentiment toward the treasure. Each haiku is lovingly tucked into the back of the cradled wood panel.