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“European Delights 1”
6 x 6in oil on museum quality panel
Last night, as a reminder,  I wrote on a post it note two things.  Cupcakes and mice.  I know, not your typical “to do” list.  Being so famous and all  one would expect notes to remind me to “have my people call Oprah’s people” or “cancel Thursday’s appointment with Brad”.  But no, I had a  very short list. 
Why the cupcake thing came floating through my mind I haven’t a clue.  Maybe because it’s my birthday month.  Maybe I have been hanging out in the French patisseries in my mind just one cupcake too long.  Maybe because I am happy and feel like I am on an extended holiday even when working.  Whatever the case–be careful what you ask for.  I took a ride today, ended up in a place I never frequent, parked beside a place called “European Delights” that had only opened two days ago and guess what they had to sell???  No, not mice (that’s another story)  Creamy iced  cupcakes with shaved white chocolate and a strawberry on top.  I don’t know what you would have done but I took it as a sign.  How often in life can you have your cupcake, paint  and eat it too?  And then write it off as a business expense.  I love my job.
Now, I wouldn’t want to leave you dangling on the mouse thing.  Again, life keeps serving me up these things so what’s a girl to do?  As I had warned mentioned to you last week that I will be doing some new paintings of Eddie–guess what comes in the mail??  A request from sculptor Steve Worthington to take part in a book project he is doing.  It involves placing a sculpture of his in one of my set ups and painting it.  The book is going to be sold with donations going to animal shelters.  I had my choice to choose between Chubby, Sprightly, and Nosey.  They are, of course, all mice figures.  My note today was to remind me to go “mouse shopping” to select which piece I wanted Steve to mail me so I could pose him with Eddie.  After consulting with Ed, the mouse of choice is now making his way to Kentucky. 
Well, that’s all for now.  I hope you had a wonderful week-end.  I’m off now to make my list for tomorrow…
P.S.  I do want to share my new discovery to those of you local to the central KY area.  “European Delights” is a family owned operation (when I was in, it was all sisters and they are so nice!!)  And I did buy more than just one cupcake…..
P.S.S.  I just ate the still life.  It was an OMG moment.

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  • Maria - July 8, 2010 - 8:39 am

    You did a fantastic job! Come and see us again!

    -European DelightsReplyCancel

  • Portrait Painting By Johanna Spinks - July 7, 2010 - 7:38 pm

    delightful exuberance!ReplyCancel

  • shelbyparbel - July 7, 2010 - 3:55 pm

    You’re paintings and words always make me smile!! Love the cupcake!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama Tolle Perry - July 6, 2010 - 9:14 pm

    Now that I have ALL of you wanting to eat cupcakes (The Flour Association called and personally thanked me today…)I feel I have done my job..:)) Glad you enjoyed the no calorie sweet treat of the day. You noticed I named it European Delight number 1–there could be more to follow…
    And Carla, of course you have first dibs on the Eddie and friend painting, but only if Gabriel gives his paws up sign…ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne Roberts - July 6, 2010 - 9:06 pm

    Did you sing when you ate the cupcake?? Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I got love in my tummy…
    The painting is fun and making me want a cupcake!ReplyCancel

  • Clydetta - July 6, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    YUMMY!!! Shewww, if I had this one…I would want to eat all the time…looks so goooood!!! Can’t wait to see what you & Eddie have up your sleeve with the mouse…ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Goldman - July 6, 2010 - 11:55 am

    This is so cheerful, (as cupcake paintings should be) and I love the background as much as the cupcake. If I had that painting in my house, I’d gain 20 pounds and would never get anything done because I would be fixated on when I would be eating my next cupcake.ReplyCancel

  • Terri Thompson - July 6, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Delicious!!! So cute. Happy B-day month – it’s mine as well…so let’s celebrate with a cupcake somewhere – maybe France??ReplyCancel

  • GabrielMyCat - July 6, 2010 - 7:51 am

    Yum! You made me hungry with this one! Shame on you! 😛

    Hey – Can I put dibs on the painting with the mouse and Eddie?ReplyCancel

  • Terri Thompson - July 6, 2010 - 7:13 am

    Happy Birthday Month – what day? It’s my b-day month as well – let’s celebrate with cupcakes in France!!!! Love the painting….ReplyCancel

  • Lyn - July 6, 2010 - 5:55 am

    Yummy! A fun painting. I love it.ReplyCancel

  • SUSAN RODEN - July 6, 2010 - 12:15 am

    I love prop-eating breaks! Good thing you captured it perfectly. Fun and whimsical!ReplyCancel

  • Gwen Bell - July 5, 2010 - 11:35 pm

    Dreama, this delicious cupcake just screams “Where’s the party!”. The playful background is the perfect backdrop for this oh so serious treat. Thank you for letting us know that you ate it. I will sleep peacefully knowing that. You would have to have super human powers to pass that up!

    And congratulations on the mouse invitation! I’ve seen Carol Marine and some others contributions. He’s so darned cute! Can’t wait to see what you do with him.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Blair - July 5, 2010 - 10:30 pm

    Who said you can’t have your cupcake, and eat it too… or was ‘it let them eat cupcakes.’
    Delightful little painting.

  • Dana Cooper - July 5, 2010 - 9:47 pm

    Fun post Dreama and even more fun/yummy cupcake!ReplyCancel

  • LindaHunt - July 5, 2010 - 8:20 pm

    This cupcake looks so delicious! Love the energy in this one!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - July 5, 2010 - 7:20 pm

    Yum yum…don’t you just love when the spirit takes you away. Looks like you had a delightful time too! lovely painting today.ReplyCancel

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