Bev is my hair stylist. Any self-respecting woman knows that having a good hair stylist is more important than having a good doctor. Doctor appointments can be cancelled but never hair appointments. They are made months in advance. Not only is she a talented hair stylist, Bev is so much more. If you are lucky enough to have this happen to you, you will understand what I mean. Someone comes into your life, not by chance but through destiny. The person makes a profound difference in your life by sharing her wisdom and life experience with you. Bev's wealth of knowledge surpass most people. And I have benefitted from it everytime I sit in her chair. I make it a point to bring my questions to each hair appointment. Home improvement, landscaping, lawn care, insulation, women's health, cooking, herbs, politics, aging, nature, weather patterns, car buying - just to name a few. Our home is warmer, the garden prettier, and my body less achy because of her. There is even a saying at our house when we are not sure about something. My husband would say, "Well, why don't you ask Bev." For all the horror stories about having hairdresser problem, I am most fortunate.
I was flipping through a magazine during one visit and she commented on a photograph of the rolling hills of Tuscany. That inspired me to paint "Bev's Tuscany" for her. I chose a small 5 X 7 canvas. Something small enough for her station at the salon. Hair stylists get a lot of chocolates for Christmas. This was a nice change for her. She loved the painting and didn't want to leave it at work - hair spray and pieces of hair everywhere. She displays it on a shelf in her home. I made the frame for the painting too and painted it to match.
Just a few days ago, I was at the garden store looking for organic weed control. I was confused with the myriad of brands and products. I pulled out my cell phone and called the salon. "Hi, May I speak to Bev for just one second? I have a quick question for her." : )