I keep seeing chipmunks running across the trails when I'm mountain biking. They're so cute as they speed across with their tails held high, I even saw one in the pouring rain last weekend. I knew I needed to do a painting with one of these (or 5) of these guys in it. I didn't like the direction this painting was going and then I started adding the flowers and I still didn't like it. It wasn't until I was finished with it and held it from a distance did I realize how cheerful it was and that I actually did like it.