Thursday, March 2, 2017

David's Birthday -- and salad

Silver salad servers at work
Black marker and watercolour
on Fabriano watercolour paper
4 x 5 1/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
It's our friend David Cohen's birthday, and he probably
wishes that I didn't remember the occasion even with
concussion brain, and didn't sing Happy Birthday to him
over the phone. (I'm no singer!) But he is a wonderful person,
super writer, great photographer, and married to my dear
friend Marcia Labelle (an amazing artist, and sculptor.)
I am not that good at remembering dates of birthdays, but
David's sticks in my mind. So Happy Birthday David.

I love the salad servers in this picture which I inherited
from my mother, and we use them every night to serve
salad.  Steven makes a delicious salad, and cuts carrots
like a professional chef.  On my night to make supper
(we alternate nights) I serve his leftover salad, and
anything else he cooked that I can possibly reheat.
(Not a cook sorry).  I hope David had some salad
with his birthday dinner -- along with cake of course --
maybe not at the same time.  Cake deserves ice cream.

So I did a little drawing of a typical salad at our house
 -- this one in a glass bowl, and now it's a watercolour.

Have a Happy Birthday Party -- with salad!


cohen labelle said...

What a sweetie you are. Thank you, Barbara!
Your salad looks sensational 😘
No salad for David but popcorn at a movie, The Salesman, powerful movie and conveniently close by -- then wine and a bite at The Bean Bar, also conveniently close by right next to theatre.
Love, M&D

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Marcia and David. (It is not my salad -- as in I didn't make it -- just painted it.)
Sounds like a great night. It is so long since I've seen a movie at the theatre.
And the Bean Bar even sounds like I could eat there. Yum.


laura said...

Looks delish, celebratory! Happy birthday to your David!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Laura,

How sweet. Aside from a bump up in background colour -- this
is the look of the salad my husband Steven makes every time he cooks
dinner. And it is delicious. It sounds like David had a pretty
great birthday, and we are glad he did.


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