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A Gift

A surprise package arrived yesterday. I ripped it open with abandon and couldn't believe what was inside. It was a painting inspired by a photo I took of a man in a Montmartre cafe. I blogged about it last year, here. I've always loved this photo, and shot it because the man and setting reminded me of the type of scene that would have inspired Edward Hopper - the colors, the solitude, the lighting. I love his work. Baltimore artist Wendy Doak saw last year's post, asked me to use the photo as inspiration, and then surprised me with the original. I'm looking for a word here: Floored? Astonished? Speechless? Wendy's generosity is beyond words, and I'm so thankful. I can't wait to frame and hang it! Isn't it lovely? Check out her other work here. Wendy, if you are reading, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

51 comments

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Susan

Wow…what a gift!!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Emily

What a beautiful surprise! I bet you'll cherish that forever!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Emily

What a beautiful surprise! I bet you'll cherish that forever!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Susan

Wow…what a gift!!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lost In Cheeseland

Such a lovely gesture. lucky gal!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by DW Quilt Art

Wow, that is a wonderful painting and a wonderful gift! You are blessed for sharing your beautiful images with the world!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by DW Quilt Art

Wow, that is a wonderful painting and a wonderful gift! You are blessed for sharing your beautiful images with the world!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by KAT + MUSE

the painting really captures the emotion of the image in its own way! thanks for sharing :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by moxiemandie

what a treasure! such a lovely painting. :)

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by moxiemandie

what a treasure! such a lovely painting. :)

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