Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Bev's Tuscany" - A Small Painting For A Grand Hair Stylist/Friend.

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."  : )