Sunday, November 09, 2008
Elodie Farms 11 08
Charles brought his mandolin and his friend Harvey and his wife joined us for a most DELECTABLE lunch. Dave, his cousin and his brother (the cooks yesterday) made the most mouth-melting goat-cheese and sweet onion quiche, a Louisiana shrimp over rice dish, fabulous mixed green salad, and the most out-of-this-world bread pudding with caramel and raisin sauce! So you think it was a bit 'difficult' to get up from the table and paint!!! LOLOL
Encouraged anew by the brilliant weather and bubbling friendships and laughter, we spread out again on the grounds to complete paintings or attempt a 2nd. Charles' melodious voice joined by Harvey's dobro and artist/musician Amy's guitar kept the afternoon lively, despite our full tummies. What a fabulous day!
This sketch was done from the side of the porch overlooking the fields toward the pond ... the goat/pony I added kept coming into my view, then disappearing ... but more than producing a masterpiece, I decided early on to simply enjoy the weather, the blessings of friends and incredible food, and the last of autumn's glory.
Many of the artists added artwork to Dave's walls and we're planning a holiday lunch and exhibit in December. It was such a heart-warming lift to see some of my own paintings hanging in the front hall! What a thrill!
Words of gratitude for such an incredible day fill me as I write -- and I wanted to add my thanks to YOU for your most generous words of encouragement and hope for my son's employment situation. He spent yesterday on my computer working on schoolwork exams -- and we're all hoping this will help him in his search for a new career.
May YOUR Sunday be blessed!