Thursday, June 17, 2010
Original oil painting 30x10"
by Susan Roux
Martine-Alison flew out of Boston last night, returning to France. Contrary to my earlier post, our visit was wonderful!
While here, a local newspaper published a press release I'd sent them, announcing her visit. These two paintings posted were published alongside the front page article.
Floraison Gourmande Agrandie
Original oil painting 20x20"
She was surprised and happy to see her work in a United States paper. Friends and neighbors brought copies so we'd both have several to keep. It isn't every day that our work can be published together, so it was exciting and made for a great souvenir.
Last night I returned home from a few days in Boston, where together, we took advantage of the sights, including the Museum of Fine Arts. I wished Martine-Alison could have still been here when I opened my mail.
There I found a large envelope address to both of us! It was sent by a stranger living nearby, in West Poland. What joy it was to open this surprise envelope. Enclosed was a copy of the press release along with this:
Bill Eldridge did a copy of our work from the faded images printed in the newspaper! Mike and I laughed and giggled all night at receiving such an unusual comment! Thank you Bill. I don't know who you are, but rest assured I will soon find out and thank you personally. I'm happy we inspired you to re-do our paintings. I like the added Portland Headlight in the background and the way you integrated both our works. It was a perfect gift to arrive to when returning without my already missed friend.
Don't you just love surprises?
When people take time to go out of their way for someone else, it makes my heart smile. Bill, you made my heart smile... Again, thank you.
PS: I leave Saturday for a week of painting in Blue Hill, Maine. See you afterwards with art to post... Have a great week!