Saturday, July 26, 2008

My Daughter's Dress

Today, a friend and former colleague purchased my 20 x 30-inch painting My Daughter's Dress. Carol had been looking at it on my website for a while, and told me "there was something about it".

Today, as she looked at the real thing, the sweetest smile crossed her face. "What?" I asked. "It makes me feel happy," she answered. That was the greatest reward. We had a fun visit. She brought a lemon loaf she made, still warm from the oven and tasting like real fresh lemons, and I made tea in a teapot no less -- strong, with milk. I remembered the milk! Usually tea drinkers know me well enough to bring their own milk because I don't use it since I'm a coffee (black, no sugar drinker). And even though I know they're coming here, I forget to get the milk!! Today I remembered. Luckily she likes her tea the way I do: it has to be orange pekoe (I got Typhoo), "stewed", strong, if there's going to be any milk in it. British-style.

The milk I consume is yogurt, ice cream, buttermilk, sour cream, whipping cream, cheeses. Like that. I have never liked the taste of plain milk -- it makes me gag.

6 comments:

  1. Isn't that just the best feeling? Knowing that art you created makes someone happy~luv it, luv it, luv it! That is why I do what I do...and you as well~
    Congratulations on the sale....
    btw..i drink my coffe black and stong~

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  2. I love lemon cake and tea. I am happy you had a wonderful visit.
    Friends do make the heart glad..
    I do have to have milk in my tea..
    Sending you much love, Nita

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  3. Congratulation. Friends smiling is wonderful

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  4. she looks SO happy colette! that is the Ultimate gift...to make people happy through your beautiful work~
    xxoo

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  5. I have always loved that particular art piece..."My Daughter's Dress" too!
    Lemon loaf and tea with milk (I drink it that way too!) delightful!

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  6. Very glad your friend loved her new piece of art Colette. I hope she has many happy years with it. I am afraid I wouldn't be able to drink your stewed tea...I like mine almost transparent with just one dip of the tea bag and a bit of milk. Isn't it funny how we are all so different.

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