Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I was invited to a friends Christmas get together this holiday season. I accepted. I met
a girl, Rhonda. Wow, she is very pretty.
The next day my friend called and said Rhonda commented I could give her a call. I did.
We got together for coffee, and watched the ball drop on New Years Eve. It was a fun
I asked if I could sketch her, she looked so beautiful sitting there. This is my sketch, on a
moleskin with vine charcoal. It smeared a little. I'll do more!
 I want to see her again.
Now I understand the meaning of,"Happy" in New Years. I'm happy to have met her.
(I mentioned I'd like to do a post on my blog about her, she was ok with it!)


Katherine Thomas said...

That is such a sweet story! And the sketch is wonderful. What a great way to start your new year!

billspaintingmn said...

Thank you very much Katherine.
It's last thing I thought would happen for Christmas.

I will continue to post more about
oil primed surfaces, and other painting methods I'm trying.
Happy New Years!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! (Sketch and story)

Celeste Bergin said...

Bill---! What a good sketch...Rhonda IS pretty and she has to have been impressed that you could do a drawing of her! She's ok with a blog-post about her...I like her already...! Now, make sure we get more blog posts about what happens next (:)!)

Susan Roux said...

Wonderful Bill. It's ok to be happy again. I'm overjoyed to hear your good news. Your sketch is lovely and so is she. Looking forward to your new story unfold...

billspaintingmn said...

Thank you all for you wonderful comments! It is so supportive in something I am quite frankly nervous about.
(I haven't dated since high school..)

Fear of the unknowen is something I have to learned to embrace, and so I shall :)

Megan Bell Honigman said...

I don't think it is coincidence that you should finally meet. So glad for the both of you! :)

billspaintingmn said...

Hi Megan! The universe sent me an angel.
I'm sorry if that sounds silly. I'm
looking forwards to every next time I can see her!

Megan Bell Honigman said...

Not silly at all! I've always found that the universe has a funny way of making things A-OK just when we need it most. Glad your angel happens to be related to me!

Jesus Estevez said...

Happy new year Bill, I read your story, and the only thing I can say is go for it. When we think that we are empty,some thing happened and we are full again, ready to give . Cheers Bill

billspaintingmn said...

Megan, How true!
Your mother is such a comfort. I'm
happy when She and I can be together. She is a sweetheart!

Thank you Jesus!
I've been lost and alone. Meeting
Rhonda has given me hope for happiness. I look forwards to that. I want to live, I want to give. Cheers Jesus!

Thanks you guys! don't make me blush..:)