Sunday, April 10, 2016

Stand-In

Every now and then the planets align such that Dave and I can meet for coffee in the middle of a work morning. His job is one lived largely not in his office anyway, and sometimes he has a business errand near Starbucks. I work from home and can sometimes juggle my morning line-up and meet him. Last Monday the planets aligned.

I pulled into Starbucks, got out my phone to connect to wifi, and what did I discover? A text from Dave saying, cancel.

The planets had shifted back out of alignment!

Waaaa.

Turns out the gift that morning was not a sweet weekday rendezvous with Dave after all but instead a  beautiful knit scarf on the young woman picking up her soy latté to go. The olive greens, the yellows, the browns, the surprise of turquoise! Delicious!

I prepped a postcard start to take to Maine with me.

postcard start, acrylic

6 comments:

  1. Sorry your date didn't work out, but love how you were able to make lemonade out of lemons, so to speak.

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    1. Indeed—I wish you could have seen me when I opened my phone and saw Dave's "cancel" text! But, hey, I was already there so I got myself my latté, pulled out the book I had with me, sipped, read, admired a gorgeous scarf, and came home with a painting idea.

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  2. Loving the color combo... staying tuned :)

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    1. Thanks! I don't think I would even have noticed soy latté lady's scarf a year ago, but those colors jumped out at me last week.

      Smiling at your 'staying tuned'—you know the drill!

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    2. Love that inspiration shows up in the strangest places and often under unusual circumstances. I like the lemonade/lemons reference above. Little treasures abound.....I'm doing what Sheila's doing...staying tuned.

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    3. Hi Corinna, you're a master of finding inspiration yourself, and I always love hearing your stories of same in your posts.

      Definitely a lemons to lemonade situation last Monday—although now that I write the words, I'm laughing as I realize I like lemons more than I like lemonade!

      Fun to know that you, too, are staying tuned.

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