I purchased this adorable little watercolor of Coreopsis at a resale shop in Saline on New Year's Eve. It had the name "Misco" and an Ann Arbor address on the back of the mat. Unbelievably, Shelby found the lady who painted it back in the 50's... who now lives in Maine with her husband and is active in the art community there! Shelby even found her address for me, so I can write to her and get a more exact date on when it was painted.
I wrote a letter to her about three weeks ago and have not heard back as yet. I hope she writes back, as I really treasure the history or the story behind a piece of art, besides the art itself. I'll keep you posted.