Tuesday, 28 May 2013
A Weekend for the Soul
We have just spent a long weekend away with friends feasting on scrumptious food, relaxing and having some great conversation. Not only was I enjoying eating all the delicious edibles but I was also making sure I was feasting for my soul. I took a few photos, not many, but made sure my eyes were open wide to take in the vineyard scenery and local wildlife and that I would return home with lots of inspiration and new ideas for painting. To top off a thoroughly enjoyable R&R I was pleased to receive over the weekend an email from the man in the USA who at Christmas time saw a painting of mine on the web and wrote to me to ask my permission to use it to renovate his elderly mothers letterbox. This was an unusual request to me as in Australia we do not have decorated letterboxes. He explained how she just loved purple but her decorated mail box was long faded and tatty. I was impressed that he sought my permission as we all know how easily our art can be used once we put it out on the web and I had no reason not to say yes. He attached a lovely image of his Mother and his family and one of the newly decorated mail box. Here is my original painting and the photo of the mail box covered in my Wisteria.