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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thanks Again!

"In the Pink" 7"x 5" watercolor on paper, copyright Tina M Welter 2014
"In the Pink" 7"x 5" watercolor ©2014
One more post about the kind folks here in New Zealand.  Our landlady, Patsy, is next on the list.  After so many weeks of searching, we were so excited to finally move into our own apartment.  One of the things we definitely depend on is a good internet connection.  Everything seemed in order when we moved in, until we tried to sign up with an internet service provider.

One after another,  the different companies we chose sent their service people out here and couldn't locate the cable to hook us up!  Somewhere it was buried and possibly broken under a very long cement driveway. !!!  Patsy was so kind to let us come over and use her computer several times while we tried to figure out the puzzle.   She even shared with us "tea & biscuits" as they call it here.  Tenants before us had had internet and the apartment above us had internet, so there had to be a solution.

Patsy also lent us chairs when we needed extra ones and took us to the second hand shop to search for shelves for the used refrigerator we had recently bought.  She introduced us to some of her favorite places in the neighborhood like the local historic movie theater and the pie shop.

After several weeks, we finally found the one internet service provider that had a line to our apartment.  We were so relieved!  We were thinking we would have to move again if we couldn't sort this out.  This is why soon after I was back into the swing of painting I created a card for Patsy.

"Rose for Carol" 7"x 5" watercolor on paper, copyright Tina M Welter 2009
"Rose for Carol" 7"x 5" watercolor © 2009
You may have noticed a similarity to my "Rose for Carol" from 2009.  It is from the same photo in my files.  It is very fascinating to me to see how the same photo can evoke different interpretations of the same subject, that is why I sometimes paint the same subject over again.  I am also curious to see what I have learned over time.



2 comments:

Julia Waldron said...

Your paintings are so beautiful! I am glad that you are getting all settled in and that you figured out the line!

Tina Welter said...

Thanks so much Julia, I really appreciate your comment.