Saturday, May 15, 2010
Two people I miss
were many -- are these two young women Yaisha (pronounced
Jaisha) and Katiana who work as receptionists at
the El Qujiote restaurant on West 23rd Street. I will eventually
do a painting of them, but for today I've done a charcoal
drawing. They made our visits to the restaurant a complete
treat. And more than that in the few minutes of seating us
at our table they made us feel like we were friends. This is
a knack that many people in New York have. They know
how to reach out and make people feel welcome. That's
just part of the reason (a big part) why we love New York.
Another was the stuffed filet of sole at the El Qujiote, one of
the best fish dishes I've ever tasted. Oh yeah, and that's saying
something from a woman who eats fish in the Maritimes for
three weeks every summer.
Have a loving-the-people-around-you day.
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: email@example.com
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!