Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Jan's Red Peony

Jan's Red Peony
Oil on Canvas
Finally I found my way to the studio for a few hours yesterday afternoon. Settling in to life on the island is never easy. No matter how much planning and shipping and shopping and list making one does, there are things that seem essential that are missing. On top of that, there is jet lag, mosquitoes, and then the weather, which this week has been grey and dismal. It takes awhile to remember why we are here. Sharing dinner with Jan who arrived with an enormous red peony picked that afternoon and presented in a beautiful blue bottle was just the reminder we needed. Friendship, natural beauty, and a simple meal shared. The stuff that island life is made of.

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