Friday, May 6, 2011

Budding artist, fav food writer and Cinco de Mayo

- Exiting my church through the preschool/afterschool entrance/exit after an evening meeting, I am struck by this wonderful artwork by young Madeline. What an exacting young lady with her free spirited artwork and excited words.

- My very favorite food writer, David Lebovitz, and his facebook update: " heading up the Swiss alps to taste Gruyère. And they may need to roll him back down afterward." He is an American pastry chef living and working in Paris and is most witty.

- Taking the long way home from my afternoon walk in the park and getting caught in Cinco de Mayo celebration traffic all through town, from the city into the 'burbs. Everyone looked so happy with the cool weather and excuse to sit on outdoor patios with cervezas. ¡Salud!

I hope you find lots of things to celebrate this weekend, my friends! Have a great one!


happygirl said...

The end of your day was better than mine, but my day will come. Love the artist known as Madeline's work as well. Love it.

Ileana said...

What a festive the young artist's artwork and the thought of rolling down the Swiss Alps! lol

Keep celebrating, amiga!! Enjoy your weekend! :D

TALON said...

I hope Madeline always feels that way!

I'm laughing at the rolling cheese. I love gruyère - it's my favorite cheese to have with sliced pears.

Have a beautiful weekend, Lynn!

desk49 said...

In the eye of the beholder
In the hands of a child
Words telling of the future
And dreams to be

Up the mountain to eat some goo
Down the mountain and fatter too

As the town parties down
Cops run around
A ticked here a ticked there
DUI’s everywhere

Riot Kitty said...

I love it when kids are encouraged to do art. She has spunk!

Lynn said...

happygirl -

I'm sorry you had a bad day, but hope the weekend is better for you.

I really was taken with her artwork, which must have been hanging there for a year and I just didn't notice it. Very creative for such a little one.

Ily -

I don't know how David Lebovitz stays as thin as he does from all the food he says he consumes. :)

You have a great weekend, too!

Talon -

I hope so, too. It's lovely that she feels that way now.

I hope your weekend is beautiful, too.

Ellis -

I hope there weren't DUIs - maybe they had enough food to offset the beers and margaritas. :)

Riot Kitty -

Yes - spunk. I love that, too.

Snaggle Tooth said...

It's amazing the art some kids produce- That's beautiful, especially with the the caption.
Going to the alps sounds like a gourmet's delight- Bummer about traffic, but at least the crowd was happy- I forgot all about that holiday this year.
Ellis lol
Have a fun Week-end!

Cloudia said...

thank you!

Warm Saturday Aloha from Waikiki

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Fireblossom said...

How cool is Madeline?!? She and her artwork make me smile!

sage said...

Neat things happening!

Jannie Funster said...

A parsry chef without wit would do just fine for me -- but a witty one -- heaven!

Great art indeed. Will be fun to follow her journey. Amazing talent.

Happy Saturday Night!


Wendy said...

wow, the little one's comments are amazing!

Louvregirl said...

Love love that artwork! Thank you!

Meredith said...

Oh, Lynn, I'm amazed by that artwork. Such talent so young. I wish all children felt that way about themselves. I think the children, themselves, are incredible works of art, unfolding every day. :)

Hoping you had/have (hey, it's not over yet!) a joy-filled weekend!

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

My family in north Florida lives in a tiny town and wonders how I can stand the traffic in Atlanta - I tell them I am just used to it. It's a part of daily life.

Cloudia -

a warm Aloha to you, too. :)

FB -

Ah - then my job is done!

Sage -


Jannie -

I love reading David's blog - he has a great sense of humor. When I win the lottery, I'm going to take one his chocolate classes in Paris. Sigh...

Wendy -

I think so, too. :)

lg -

Isn't it great? She is quite the little artist.

Meredith -

Someone has done a great job lifting Madeline's self esteem, I think.

I hope you had a great weekend!