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.
Wisteria


20 comments:

  1. Your painting is a gem, Lorraine! And it looks great on the letterbox, what an original idea!

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    1. Thanks Judy, I have this in an exhibition at the moment so hope someone would like to take it home

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  2. Oh Lorraine a mail box with your painting on it. How fabulous and novel. You will be the belle of the mail boxes for sure. :-)

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    1. It is a bit different seeing your art on something rather than on a wall

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  3. Your painting is lovely and looks great as a decoration on the mailbox. There are a few people around her who decorate their mailboxes too. I've always liked the way it looks.

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    1. It seems a great idea to me - perhaps I should start a trend here

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  4. Lorraine, what a neat story! I've loved that painting. We never know where our paintings might end up!

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  5. Dear Lorraine,a sweet story that warms the heart!
    The kindness and beauty of the flowers will save the world ....

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  6. Your painting is fabulous, and it was so nice of this person to ask permission from you and to want to please his elderly mother.

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    1. Thank you Jane, its nice knowing that people want to do the right thing when it comes to copyright

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  7. You captured the light so beautifully, wonderful work! And a heartwarming story too!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by Janell and leaving your lovely comment

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  9. And I can well understand why he liked it so much.. A beautiful painting and a wonderful story .
    Thanks for sharing it BJ

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  10. Hi Lorraine. I totally remember when you told us about the interest in these wisterias for the mailbox cover. So nice to see the finished product, and how proud and happy you must be. Happy for you!

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    1. It took a while, but I am glad to see the finished product

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