A new decade..a new year..
I hope it's good..and maybe even better for many.
Definitely not worse~♥
I want nothing but the best for all of you.
I am thinking of a few of you in particular..
I never make resolutions.
I just hope.
I never set goals..never have..at work people used to say to me..at what point do you set your goals?
I honestly never did.
I did get super excited when things went so well I couldn't believe it:)
But I was NEVER one for award ceremonies ..or parties..and I am not married to someone who applauds lol..so it was kind of always ..still to make my mom proud even though she wasn't here.
One day my aged aunt Elise wrote me a card and said:"I saw your photo in the paper..your mom would have been so proud".
That was it.
That made that year so worth it.1992.
I was on stage shaking inside actually that year.. I hate being in front of a lot of people..and I really did think..Is this all there is?
Anyway..it's been ages..and I am so grateful to all the wonderful people I met..along the way..very very few were not that nice LOL and I passed them to others.;)
One of the first interviews for a listing I went to..I was 28 I think..the man was so mean..so mean..I said :"If you think you're going to make me cry..you're wrong."
Got in my car and bawled.
He is long gone he was 70 maybe back then or maybe he looked 70 to me and was 40 as I was..only 28:)
He called ME..why was he grilling me?
I'll never forget his name.
Did that job for almost 30 yrs.. and I did love it.
Which brings me to some kind of wonderful.
And it really only hit me as being freaking wonderful when I actually noticed what the jar said ..and thought:"Oh my God ..is my mom seeing this?"
My mom the fabulous artist.
The fabulous person.
So here's the story..you may remember I designed a little watercolor for Bonne Maman after a lovely woman approached me through IG.
And asked if I would paint something..so I did.
Without the Bonne Maman written..just the little artwork.
She was so nice..she liked it♥
So I gave them the art..,that was my idea..they had fully wanted to remunerate me..but I had a job for 30 yrs..I just want to play now.. and so they sent me sweet Bonne Maman offerings..
She approached me to try my hand at something else but for reasons that are personal..I had to say no.
When Bonne Maman has gatherings..sometimes I see the menu is in the middle of my art..so darn cute to me..
Then at Christmas..I sent my favorite person at Bonne Maman a card (she keeps them:) )
She asked if they could use the art..no lights.. for tags.. they are starting up an E~commerce site.. and would use them as such .I said of course.
And again I was offered remuneration and said no..
I said:" When there are cute things..maybe think of me :) And Jacques said..:"Oh tell her I love their caramel:):)"~
I did say that I had noticed that at all their parties..or some..guests received a jar of jam with their name on it.
Monograms were my fave things in the 70's!
I had a red V neck sweater w/ a white M to go with my kilt at Christmas..in the 70's;)
anything with words..names..initials..I am in;)
So..I mentioned if ever you are printing up jars w/ names again..I kind of would love that:)
I received cute things and jars of jam..as a thank you..and later as I put them away..
I noticed that one of the jars had my name.
And look what she had inscribed.
I just thought:"Oh my God mom I hope you can see this".
I am a kid playing w/ paints..she went to L'Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Montreal.That was to be her future..
Then she met my jet setting dad..lol..and that was the end of that.
I am making this my first post of 2020.
That successful ,talented,lovely woman at Bonne Maman..lit up my life this past year.
And I am so grateful.
I am not eating that jam:)
I have loved BM since the first day I saw their jars.
I have been to France 4 times since 2009 and scope out the BM in the grocery stores:)
I love their products..even the empty jars..and I have a super sweet collection of things that will be in their E~COMMERCE site soon.
Oh..and we had snow;)
I think he needs a jar of Bonne Maman:)
It is still so hard to search past posts and find all my photos missing..back it up everyone ..back it up.
And I am disappointed that one cannot comment on blogs w/ mini Ipads..All Blogger related.
I can't on my own blog ..to reply..and I cannot on others to comment.
Is this getting towards the end of Blogger as we know it?
I've tried it all..different browser..clearing cookies and cache..the whole nine yards.
To no avail.
Anyone have solutions?
Thank you and I hope people light up your lives in some ways in 2020.