Friday, June 22, 2012

"Postcards from France No. 4 and No.5"

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"Le French Window"
Carte Postale #4

"Courtyard at Le Vieux Couvent"
Carte Postale #5

Twice the fun!!  

Winner of the #4 Original Watercolor Post Card is Roseanne Campagna!!
Winner of the #5 Original Watercolor Post Card is Vicki Morgan!!

Congrats all around!!  Please email me your snail mail address ASAP so I can post your carte postales before leaving France:)))

If you are unhappy with the results, see Eddie.  He has been drawing the names out of the beret with his bare claws.  Probably will not be wearing that hat again.....


Real beauty is often in our own backyards.  

 Of course, those whose backyards are in France may not have to look as hard;))  With all the lush roses growing in the back of Le Vieux Couvent, one might almost miss the poppies!  Today's lesson is how to make a dancing lady:))

Push the petals down
Remove a portion of the "hair" on the center portion
Snap a piece of the stem and insert crosswise for the arms
Take one blade of thin grass and wrap for the belt
And finish off her dancing legs by inserting two snips of the stem up into the skirt
Voila!

Behold the Dancing Lady:)!!






so paper thin and brightly colored!
All this beauty, just outside in the garden at Le Vieux Couvent!



Real beauty can be in a simple table handed down from one generation to the next topped with purple petunias and grounded with...Hey...Who is that under the table????
Someone seems to have a hidden agenda....


And is obviously laboring under the assumption that if he can't see us, then we can't see him:)))

Oh well, back to what we were talking about...real beauty in simple things like clay pots and old watering cans (it also can't hurt if pots are place on  steps of 400 year old building....just sayin')


Natural, real beauty served up in a thousand different ways.

I know, they look good enough to eat....and I did:))
One of those juicy peaches somehow fell into my yogurt this morning;))

Tomorrow, I am gonna do it again---going to give away  two more original watercolor postcards --gotta get them in the  mail  before I leave Le Vieux Couvent:))!!

So as our time here winds down, let's consider it a celebration of all things beautiful and real!
Just leave a comment, have your people contact Eddie's people, shoot up some fireworks--whatever you gotta  do to let me know you want your name tossed in the jaunty beret in hopes of having a wee piece of "France" mailed to you:)))

This has been such a great shared adventure, I have certainly carried you in my heart, trying to capture the things I thought would add some joy to your day.

 Please feel free to share this post with your very best friend---anybody who's a friend of yours is automatically a friend of mine:))))



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