Sketching At Lunch And A Special Announcement!

5:36 PM

It's kind of cool to go to lunch with a friend that "gets" sketching during the meal, even if it is for celebratory reasons.

Neighborhood Bistro
sketched with pen and watercolor
in my
Pineapple Sketchbook
This was a new restaurant that I'd not been to before nor had my lunch partner. We decided we were in the mood for something different and it had come highly recommended (how many little bistros do you know that have their own chef?!).

The restaurant was at the end of a strip mall with each storefront different from the next to give the feel of a small village. I had intended to sketch my meal, but I was too busy eating to sketch it. Maybe next time.

One of the coolest things was their logo—it strongly reminded me of a logo we saw in NOLA last year, but then I've had NOLA on the brain for the last few days!

Lunch was good, the company superb and the day an absolute delight!
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It's also a delight to come back after being gone nearly two weeks and see all the new folks that have joined the blog—welcome, my friends! I'm so glad you're here!

The technology war continues and it's still impossible to tell who is winning. However, I'm going to be doing the first ever Painted Thoughts' GIVEAWAY next week, so please check back next Tuesday to see what the giveaway is and whether you would like to win it!

Hope y'all have an awesome weekend!

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9 Creative Thought(s)

  1. the bistro looks so quaint, your drawings/paintings are always such a delight and how wonderful to share your luncheon with a like-minded friend

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  2. Sounds like a delightful lunch all around. Your painting is wonderful!

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  3. OMG!! I know I'm not that "special friend" any longer...HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! It is great to spend time with someone who shares your interests! Hope you enjoyed your time Laure!

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  4. This looks like a cute and cozy place to have lunch! I'd love to eat with you next time.

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  5. It's always great to find a new restaurant you like. Nice sketch too. It doesn't look like it belongs to a strip mall. It sounds like they are doing a better job of building them in some places!

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  6. Love your charming little neighborhood bistro. And yes.... it does remind me of NOLA.
    Exciting to hear that you have a surprise up your sleeve - I can't begin to imagine what it might be. You are very creative!!! Count me in with the eager ones to know what you're up to!!!

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  7. Love your sketch. You are always an inspiration. I hope you have had a great weekend too.

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  8. Argh, time got away from me in a major way and I didn't get to wish you a happy birthday anywhere near your actual birthday! Happy Birthday! I hope it was a wonderful day and will be a wonderful year!

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  9. Thanks, Gabrielle! We have lots of birthdays in our family that fall into September. The big birthday bash is not until this Sunday, so technically, you're still within the timeframe!! It was a wonderful day and I'll be doing my best to make it a wonderful year.

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