I wish I could give you a better scanned picture, but I don't know how. This is a picture from the gallery catalog of Impressionist, French Artisit, Pierre Bittar, who has galleries in several States, including Naples, FL. Today, he hired me to be the manager of his Naples gallery!! Yes!!! I'm so excited, and I absolutely adore his work. It's simply gorgeous. Once I start working there, I'll take better pictures. The light in his work is so serene and beautiful, many pieces are done showing the water and the skies and water are just unbelievable. This painting above is called: Reflecting Pool
I've been struggling with the decision to keep staying home, or to go back to work somewhere. I just couldn't decide where to work. Did not want to do interior design anymore, and I felt a hardcore fund raising job would be too much for me at my age, and where I am in life. When I found this Gallery manager position advertized, I thought it would just be perfect! After talking with Pierre, it was ringing true to my heart that it was right for me.
The Gallery is on 5th Avenue in the heart of downtown Naples, "the" posh area of town. It also has an evening business, as well, because people like to walk to the different open-style cafe's at night.
Can you tell I'm excited!!?? The other thing I love, of course, is there is lots of "down time," so I can do my stitching and reading when things are quiet, and I can make my own hours! :) I'm slippin' on sunshine, friends!!Speaking of slippin' on sunshine...here's my darling granddaughter, Amelia, wearing the fairy outfit Grammie sent her for Valentine's Day. She was chosen to play "Wendy" in the "Peter Pan" play her school was doing...but she insisted on wearing her fairy costume!! LOL I love that she's a girly girl after Grammie's own heart! Amelia's having a babysister come late in April...he parents (my Frank and partner, Coco) are calling her "Peanut" which they think is really "smoothe." "Ha ha," we say!! But, Jessica and I comply and now we call her Peanut all the time! :) And, here's my other little granddaughter, Hadley, with mommie, Adrien, and the Easter Bunny. Hadley thinking and acting...."No thank you, Mr. Easter Bunny....stay away from me!!" :] It was, of course, freezing outside with snow on the ground. Not a "peep" around!
Many have sent me emails wondering what I've named the little Voodoo/McGoblin Girl. Do you think this is up to me??? I really think Harmien should name her. Maybe we should help her.... I propose a contest of names. To the one who sends the name that Harmien decides to adopt, I will send a mystery package of stitching items that will make her eyes pop!! Let's say you have until Sunday, April 13th. We'll have Harmien choose the winner simply on the basis of the name that's her favorite.
Jessica has been in and out of the maternity ER with high PB and dehydration. Please remember her in your night prayers...
Have a wonderful, stitchy weekend, too. dear friends!