Friday, November 20, 2009

Lunch with Anthony Bourdain and .... being Thankful

Yesterday I had the most wonderful lunch..

(panera bread butternut squash soup!)

while watching my favorite bad boy

Anthony Bourdain
tour Venice, Italy.

(you thought I really had lunch with him didn't you?)

He lunched with artist Geoffrey Humphries after touring his studio.

Below is a photo of darling Georffrey in his studio...

how cute is he???

His studio overlooks the Giudecca Canal

(a well-known centre for music and the arts)

where he teaches courses on painting and life drawing.

He is also an accomplished blues guitarist, and spends part of every year painting and exhibiting in the Deep South of the United States - New Orleans, Charleston, and Savannah.

well, I noticed that Geoffrey and I have one thing in common...

we have the same little black hat!

Just that I don't paint with mine on, it mostly hangs on the wall!

well anyways...back to my lunch on the couch...

naturally I start thinking about my studio and well, how small it is!!

This has been an issue for me for over a year now...

just take a's where I paint...

then I roll my chair about 4 feet to the right and ...bam! computer....

This is when I start whining... I want a bigger studio!

Then I remember...

when I started painting, (how ever many moons ago that was),

I painted on the kitchen table.

It was easier to watch dinner on the stove but that was about it.

So... since it's Thanksgiving I thought...

maybe I should just be thankful I have a studio!

Yeah. That's it. I'm just going to be Thankful I have a studio.

(well...til New Years anyways...then all bets are off!)

wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!
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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ paula


Claudia said...

I'm thankful you have a studio, too! I get that way about our small house. Then I hit myself on the forehead and say thank you for a HOUSE. I rented until later in life, so having our own house is a miracle.

Did you cover that chair at your desk? It is really neat!

(I checked at the Post Office - package is not there - hopefully, it will get here tomorrow!)


aimee said...

i sew at my kitchen table. my husband wants me to move somethings out of my room and make a sewing area , but i just think whats romantic about having a sewing area in your room.

Katherine Ann said...

Your studio looks cozy and charming!! ...and yes, I did think you actually had lunch with Anthony B. :o) Have a great weekend!!

Julie Harward said...


People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Some of us are even happier than others because we own some of the loveliness created in the studio.

And, oh, by the way, you're a itty bitty thing, so you don't need that much space! "Little Small" truly suits you.

Jennifer MacNeill said...

I love Anthony Bourdain's show (and books) and my art table is just a roll away from my painting table too:)

Unknown said...

I know what you mean. My art room is 4x8. Cozy, is the way I like to look at it. I can reach everything while seated at my table, in the middle. lol I keep saying in our next house I want a larger space, but like you, I am thankful that I have a space for my art.
Great post.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Paula...

What a fun post....and I'm dreaming of a more functional sewing room....I want a huge European style cabinet that would cover one entire wall....custom made....Yep......that's what I said.....dreaming!

I'm glad I happened upon your blog. I'll be back.

Warm blessings,

Tina Schadone said...

I miss you!!!!!
Love your posts... so funny! LOVE your blog header. I am hopeless. Maybe I'll just buy one from you.... off to look
luv ya! T