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My friend Stuart has sent me a beautiful letter this week telling me …..

“I am writing to you about why I am so enthusiastic to show the drawings to family, friends and strangers. My main motivation is my pride in having participated in the production of two such beautiful pictures. I believe that they are so good that it would be a great shame if they were framed, hung in our front room with few people seeing them. Most people who have seen them think that they are very good, once they have become accustomed to viewing a naked male senior citizen! Obviously you have great skill to make an old timer like me look so attractive without overdoing it. They are certainly me! I am also proud of myself for having the courage to pose nude before a lady I did not know. However, as Sir Malcolm Sargeant said, you should try everything once with the possible exception of incest and morris dancing. It ws my lucky day when I was introduced to you to draw me. Your drawings are now my most precious possession.”…….. Aw, isn’t that nice!!!

And whilst we’re on the subject of friends, the ever fragrant and lovely SpikyZora Jones has given me this Friends award! Aw, I’m touched!!!! Thankyou babe! I want in turn to share it with all those who read my blog regularly – well, those who I know about, because you leave nice comments!

I also want to thank my usual model for her help, enthusiasm, fun, friendship, inventiveness, and patience when we’re setting up a pose. And understanding when the art “doesn’t work” for whatever reason (my bad headache being the reason this week!) and positive and vocal support and the accolades when it does (which is most of the time) !!! Thanks babe – and I’ll forward this “Friends” award to you in particular.

10 thoughts on “Friends”

  1. ‘wow’ Jackie I bet your usual model is gleaming with pride right now… I f I were her I would!!

  2. Very nice letter from Stuart, Jackie – and congratulations on the award 🙂

    So looking forward to seeing my abstract painting !

  3. Jackie Adshead

    Loving Annie – Yes, its a lovely letter from Stuart, and thanks re the award.

    I am currently working hard on it, but its taking me a while to plan it and sort out the best way to do it for the best effect.

  4. Spiky Zora Jones

    Hi jackie, how are yo doing sweetie. I’m glad youpassed that to all of your faves.

    Thanks you right back sweetie…for all the art you show. I’m the lucky one.

    Ciao sweetie.

  5. Jackie Adshead

    Spiky – I’m great thanks,feeling warm inside from your nice comments.

  6. Stuart is a true gentleman. Not many around these days!

    Congratulations on the award. Getting a “Friend” award is the best kind, IMO.

  7. Jackie Adshead

    Nitebyrd – Yes, he is.

    Thankyou, re the congratulations for the “Friends” award – you’re one of the ones I refer to that I want to share it with.

  8. Wow…Stuart is REALLY impressed with you isn’t he? And so he should be!!!

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