Because I would much rather paint a chicken than cook one, I was awed. And yes, she would share her cooking secrets and no, they weren't that hard. Who knows when I might need a few good, easy recipes up my artist's sleeve?
Julia is also an avid flower gardener and knows I've been painting iris since 2009. In fact, last year she had e-mailed me about her red/brown iris that was in bloom and wondered if I wanted to come over and photograph it? I missed my opportunity. OK, I thought I was too busy. But today, as I was leaving her house, she offered me her last one of this season.
Would you like this, June?
Will I have time to paint Julia's Iris this year?
You bet. Why? Because now I know Julia.
Footnote: This post begins a new direction for this blog.
Former subscribers will see I have renamed it and given it a new look.
This seems to be where the muse wants to go...