Please join me on this painting journey that includes photos, words, a dash of wonder and a swirl of inspiration ~
"The world is so rich, simply throbbing with treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself!" ~
As soon as I spotted this darling little guy in a Nashville bookstore, all settled in with his big book, I knew I had to paint him. Over the years, that bookstore became a favorite lunch destination with friends, or a cozy spot to enjoy a cup of tea while browsing for books. Sadly, the bookstore has since gone out of business. But the good news is that the store's closing spurred author Anne Patchett to open up her own little independent bookstore: Parnassus Books, aptlynamed for Mount Parnassus, a haven for "literature, learning and music" in Greek mythology. Anne's charm and enthusiastic voice have made it a modern-day version of Nora Ephron's ode independent bookstores ("You've Got Mail").
"Never be so focused on the thing you're looking for,