MARIGOLD MADNESS – Japanese brush painting practice. I purchases pony packs of Marigolds from the nursery & painted studies of Marigold flowers & leaves to teach a class. The Japanese Maple leaf vase was found in a thrift shop & is perfect for an Autumn flower arrangement. Marigolds are such a sunny, cheerful flower! In Mexico they are used to celebrate the Day of the Dead. In India, Marigolds are used to make necklaces!