Deanna Soulis and Chris Tischer have been occupied with thoughts of blue this past week.
It's not that they were feeling blue, but the Hagerstown Garden Club members were definitely thinking it.
That's because the Hagers-town women need to interpret a watercolor painting by George James of Costa Mesa, Calif., for this year's "Art in Bloom" exhibit at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
James' painting, "Vanilla Winter Whiskey," has a lot of blue and faint images that challenge Soulis and Tischer if for no other reason than there are not many fresh blue flowers available.
Members of several regional garden clubs interpret works of art through floral arrangements for the exhibit, which lasts three days starting Friday, April 8. The event, in its third year, is modeled after "Art Blooms" at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.