Sunday, July 13, 2014

Accidents and romance

 Now that was good!
Black marker on notebook paper
6 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
The sketch today started because my iPad
wouldn't work. When I tried to get my book
(on the device) it kept going to Google.  I
followed the rules, turned it off, turned it
on.  Afraid to hope for my book again on
Overdrive I opened my photos, and this sketch
was born.

That's the accident part (cyber).  The romance?
I think that there are few things more romantic
than a room service hotel breakfast for people
in love.  You almost have to be in love to want
to linger in your room, to have a lovely meal
wheeled in on a trolley covered in a linen
tablecloth, with cloth napkins.

One of the best hotel breakfasts I've enjoyed
was in the Quebec City Hilton.  Two waiters wheeled
the cart in and fussed over the design of the cloths
on the table! They carefully lifted the hot plates out
of the cabinet, and with a flourish took off the lids
revealing meals as perfectly arranged as the china,
coffee pots and napkins.  There might even have been

Dear hotels, please don't eliminate room service --
your happy couples love it.  This rare treat -- especially
breakfast -- sets off the day.  Chances are excellent that
a morning begun with a sumptuous breakfast, continues
to be special.  Your guests will fondly remember the
occasion, and be eager to hurry back and stay
with you again.

Have an enjoying-the-feast-of-the-day day.


Unknown said...

i love hotel breakfast room service too. it's such a treat. nice sketch

Kim Rempel said...

What a great little sketch. And I love your thought "Chances are excellent that a morning begun with a sumptuous breakfast, continues
to be special." Yes indeed : )

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Isn't it! One of the great pleasures of travel. My breakfasts at home are routine, healthy and convenient. But Woo Hoo to the delicious hotel fare!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Kim,

I could spot you for a romantic! Thanks for liking the sketch. I was going to stick with a line drawing, then I thought of a friend who always talks about volume, and kept going.

Hope to see you soon!


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love the drawing! and a nice hotel too !

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Mary,

Thank you. I agree. A nice hotel is really a treat. So good to hear from you. Love your work.


Nicki said...

I love this sketch. I captures just what you describe- a romantic start to the day with someone you love. Dreamy.

Nicki XO

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

I've been to this hotel twice since I did that drawing. There is one young woman Cathy, who knows I'm an artist, and when she brings a room service breakfast she does it up right. Lots of thought and care. Pretty. That makes me so incredibly happy, that the rest of the day glides along on cloud nine.


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