Chocolate makes a pretty amazing gift. I am cashiering on a very busy Sunday. It is downright insane in here. My next customer is buying some wine…I ask for her i.d. It says that tomorrow is her birthday! I wish her a happy birthday…she smiles and tells me that it is always tough because everyone goes out of town for Thanksgiving and never really gets to be with her on her birthday. What a bummer. I tell her to pick out a chocolate bar. And that it is on the house today….Just for her. She picks a dark chocolate one. Smiles, and says thanks! Loads up her groceries and heads out. She couldn’t believe that someone would do that. I pay for the candy on my lunch break.
Today’s painting is a pelican. There really isn’t any connection to the gift. I am using this as a practice painting for a bigger painting with the similar subject and similar colors. My gift was quick today…and this painting was not all that quick. I learned some things about what I want to do with the big one. Good practice. Gotta keep painting.