I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Real flowers and painted flowers on a painting of mine i saw in my sisters flat last weekend - they match so well in colour, just by chance!
I love it, if things and events in our lives suddenly reveal a connection and fall into place. It feels like we follow some hidden pattern, a secret melody we hear only with our subconscious mind but that leads us on the right track somehow.
Follow the way of your heart, and you can't go wrong!