If you’ve spent much time here on These Days, you know that Pam,
who writes whose cat, Sammy, writes the blog “One Spoiled Cat“, is a good friend of mine. She’s also an author, having written the novel, The Mystery of David’s Bridge, as well as two childrens’ books. In addition, Pam is also a talented artist. Not long after we became friends, she gifted me with an 8×10 of one of her prints, The Old Boat. To read more about this painting and a poem Pam wrote about it, click here.
Being the procrastinator that I am, it’s taken me awhile to have it framed. But I took care of that last week. I have always been in awe of anyone who can draw/paint/sketch….. Thanks, Pam! Love you, girlfriend.
Also, a few months ago, I was contacted through my blog email address by Mary Lou Troutman. She explained that she’s an artist who lives in Maryland, and one of her friends had requested a painting of the buy boat, Samuel Bailey, passing by the Blackistone Lighthouse. Through research, Mary Lou had found my blog post on buy boats and was writing to ask if she could use my photo as a reference for her painting.
Even better, she offered to either pay me, or, once the painting was done, send me a print. Or, if I preferred, I had the option of choosing another print from her web-site. I immediately replied and gave her permission to use my picture for reference.
Here’s her beautiful painting, which I had framed at the same time I had Pam’s done.
I apologize for the weird angle, but it’s almost impossible to get a reflection-free photo of anything behind glass.
Thanks again, Pam and Mary Lou; we’re honored to display your beautiful artwork in our home.
~These Days Of Mine~