I have to tell you that something amazing happened here today. All because of the blog.
My day did not augur well. I got out of bed with difficulty, lacking energy, already thinking about everything that had to be done today, and the grey weather... and the cold ... and generally ... well you know how it goes sometimes, not really in a bad mood but just UGH! so much to do ......
To remedy the ongoing wintry conditions, I even cheated and jumped a few weeks on the blog header. Yes, the picture with the daffodils etc was not taken this morning but rather about eleven months ago - sorry. I just thought that if it looked more spring like on my blog then maybe I'd be able to pick up a little speed
I digress ....
The morning was moving along slowly but steadily when the postman knocked at the back door. (the dogs went ballistic of course; someone's told them that's how dogs should react to postmen) .... I signed for a parcel!
Hmmm... I hadn't ordered anything .....
I laid to one side the bills and the newspaper - since when have they been more interesting than a mystery box?!
Postage from America, the intrigue heightened!
Once finally unwrapped, I discovered the sweetest painting, accompanied by a short note.
Dear Sharon, hope you like the landscape
painting, warmest regards, Carolina Elizabeth
This darling oil painting is inspired by a photo I took in the light snow here. Carolina saw the picture on my facebook page and asked permission to paint the scene, of course I said yes, not thinking for a moment that it would be for me!
Now really, how amazing is this?! How amazing is our blogosphere, and how wonderful in today's harsh and competitive world to see such generosity!
So thank you again Carolina, I love the painting. For the moment it is propped up against my favourite oil on board landscapes that I found in fairs last year, but I shall find a little frame for it and a new position in the house.
If you would like to see more of Carolina's work then you can check out her blog here. I understand that she paints to commission, so maybe you have a favourite scene you'd like to have as a painting too!