There's been a lot of traffic on the site the past couple of days and I thought it only appropriate to do what I could to help keep it flowing. So we are celebrating Upsy Daisy day with a very apropos original image by Bolles, painted for a 1937 issue of Breezy Stories. The original painting is available (Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the vendor).
Bolles incorporated flowers into many of his paintings, sometimes for their symbolic value and in other cases to add a bit of visual trickery. Take a look at the 1936 Gay Parisienne to your right and what you may initially perceive as a strategically (or not so, depending on your perspective) placed hole in her swimsuit is actually part of a floral motif. Pretty tricky and perhaps more significant, a very early depiction of a bikini.