We have now reached deep summer, and I will soon be sharing some city views I've seen on my recent excursions.
But first I thought I would share this oil painting I completed back in 1991. What a long time ago that was.
The following photographs are of a few of the drawings I have recently been making of the tiny plant I showed you in my previous post.
Good news is that I have been able to keep the little plant alive, and will continue making more portraits, as I try to rekindle my drawing mojo.
Meanwhile, I would like to share a little anecdote that shows what a small world we live in.
During my years of employment in the retail fashion world, many of the garments I helped to sell were what could be called tunics, designed to be worn over slim trousers or even leggings. The length of the tunic shape helped some women to be more comfortable in the slim trousers or leggings.
I often wore this combination myself, and would joke to the clients that the tunic provided a "bridge over troubled waters." The clients would laugh, and would usually also buy the silhouette I had recommended to them.
One evening when I used that description, the client really laughed and said she would have to tell this to her friend who was an assistant to Paul Simon. My client said her friend would find it very funny, too.
Just a few minutes later, the client's friend came into the shop and was told the Bridge connection. She laughed and laughed and said that she would be sure to mention it to Paul Simon. Then we all giggled a bit, thinking that perhaps in future performances of his famous tune, PS would be thinking about middle-aged women solving their clothing dilemmas.
Well...let us flash forward to the recent Democrat Party's political convention at which H. Clinton was nominated for U.S. President. Paul Simon, who has announced his plans to retire from music, appeared to entertain the convention delegates one evening and performed...Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
I cannot tell you how much I giggled during the song while wondering if Paul Simon was thinking of the candidate's outfits.
Thank you all for indulging me this story. I truly appreciate your visits and comments. More city views will appear soon.