Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Two - or rather three - front teeth

Drama, drama at The Duck and Cherry the days before the festive Christmas celebrations. First, I fell on the ice, hit the back of my head, causing a large lump and a concussion. Then Arnfinn was hit in the mouth with a racquet, while playing a fierce game of squash with his macho friends. Poor Arnfinn, he went around at Christmas time quoting the famous song: "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!" They have served him well for over fifty years. Now he'll have 3 pretty new ones - and not have to worry about cavities. Well, there's always something to be grateful for, isnt there?
January in the Duck and Cherry garden shows a green lawn flanked by barren trees and berry bushes. Drifts of snow come and go, the weather is often "Sherlock Holmes", foggy and mysterious. Living on a small island will do that.

Today's water color hangs in Arnfinn's office. It is called "Arn", which is old norse for eagle. It fits him and his name.


  1. Heidi, did you paint the eagle, then? My goodness, I knew you were talented, but that is crazy talent. I'm so glad I know you.
    Jana Pawlowski

  2. Thank you, Jana. Yes, I painted this for Arnfinn several years ago. It hangs in his office and is quite large for a water color.
    I'm so glad I know you too!