Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Back Home in Maine

I arrived back home in Maine last night.

While riding with D this morning to do errands,
I spotted cormorants on this dock.

As I jumped out of the car to get closer
to take some photos, I heard someone call my name.
It was a friend whose two wonderful corgi dogs I had painted
years ago.
He and his wife have a new pet in their lives and he wanted
me to meet, JJ and now I am looking forward to
doing a painting of JJ for them! Walked the short distance
with him to their home to meet JJ.

JJ is such a sweet dog, I took many photos and
will take more at a later time from which to work.

While at their home, I saw the 2 paintings I had
done of their beloved, Manny and Franklin.
One painting was small and the other the largest
pet portrait I've ever done!

Am so thankful that I stopped to
photograph the cormorants.


Buskitten said...

Wow Maine looks so beautiful Nan, it's like something out of a film set! What a fantastic place to live! Welcome home!

Buskitten said...

Just read your post a few below, Nan, which I missed when I was in Italy. Sending you lots of love and kitten-cuddles from Bob, Bac and Mag xxxx

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a cute little dog, love his face. Hope you'll show us the portrait when it's finished.

ShySongbird said...

Welcome back Nan, I do hope things have improved for you now. I'm sorry to have missed your last few posts, I didn't realise you were still posting while away from home.

I loved the Deer photos on a previous post. Lovely to see the Cormorants and JJ looks quite a character, perhaps you will show us the picture when it is done.

quiltcat said...

Hi Nan, welcome back! it sure was serendipity that you stopped to take a picture of the cormorants and got to meet JJ and his family. I bet his portrait will look lovely next to the one you did of his Corgi "brothers."

Judy Hartman said...

Wow, Nan-talk about synchronicity! So glad you have a new commission! The pet portraits you had done of their other dogs are fantastic!!! And the new portrait should be sweet - such a darling dog!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Buskitten, thanks so much!

Marnie, JJ is very calm and sweet! He's about 3 years old.

ShySongbird, Thanks so much for your concern...I will be going back to Conn. but don't know when at this time...it is good to be home though my heart is with my family in Conn. during this difficult time.
Was astonished to see the deer in Conn.! I am going to take more photos of JJ to work from whenever he is groomed!

It really was serendipity!

Judy H,
Thanks so much for your wonderful comments! It was such a coincidence..
and today I had another one...someone called to inquire about note cards, they were in town and wondered if I still had a studio for her mom had bought prints years ago when we had our gallery. She's from NJ but turns out she had lived in Conn. on the same street, two houses down from the house I grew up in until I was in the middle of 4th grade. She had moved to that house many years after we had moved. I remember her house so well for as children, my sister and I used to hide under the dense trees that surrounded her house. Small world!