Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy Feet

My legs were slim back then, on that evening long ago dancing with my irish friend Althea. We were doing the bump to james brown in a disco called Grobs in Newcastle, England. I started dancing with this fella and by the time the evening was over Althea says in her thick irish accent, "you're going to marry him". I said, "don't be daft". Well here I am 31 years later and it is our wedding anniversary today. Had we known St. Patricks Day was such a big deal in the USA we wouldn't have picked March 17th for our wedding, but there ya go, Luck of the Irish. Have a good one folks.

Trivia
Beauty contests ban seductive aromas"Aug 28,1922 Perfume, sweet-smelling face powder and flowers having a “burden of perfume” will be barred from Atlantic City’s fall pageant at the suggestion of Hudson Maxim, who will portray “Father Neptune” during the carnival. The 19 shore beauties who will form Neptune’s court consented at a “war council” today to form an anti-scent guard about Neptune. Miss America, Queen of Beauty, will have her looks accentuated solely by flowers which lack the olfactory powers of seducing the public and the judges."


Hum!!! I wonder if I added a rose scent to the rose painting it will seduce the public into buying it.

17 comments:

Janvangogh said...

Couldnt hurt to try putting some scented oil in the final varnishing. Who knows?

Happy Anniversary. Had you a clue back then that you would end up in the states?

Althea is my middle name! I was named after my aunt.

The Lone Beader said...

I like Happy Feet! Happy St. Patty's Day from Boston=:)

jafabrit said...

oh jan, that is really something your name being althea. I thought it a lovely name.
No, never imagined I would end up here. The way things were going for a while I thought I would end up running a chicken farm in Turkey :)
Happy St. Patty's Lone Beader. I was in my Alice Neel obsession at the time I painted the legs. Love the blue outlines.

Philip said...

Happy anniversary! It my birthday taday too!

Angela said...

HAPPY ANIVERSARY! Happy St. Patty's Day! You are sooo right about St. Patty's Day being big in the US! In Savannah,GA WOOOO! There's a HUGE St. Patty's Day Parade and all!!! It's HUGE HERE!
Anyhoo, I love that painting! What's great about it I think, is how it brings back that story to you. You can look at it and remember what it was about. The person who buys it, will be able to tell that story to others. What a great piece to start interesting conversation! :)

Still Waters Studio said...

What a great story of how you met. Happy Anniversary! We will be headed out to a St. Patty's party in just a bit too.

Dr.John said...

Happy Anniversary and a funn filled St. Pat's DAy.

MargaretR said...

Happy wedding anniversary from Wales.

Susie Q said...

What a wonderful story...and hey...HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
Great picture too...love it. Especially those blue outlines...
great piece.
Hope you celebrated in style...

Hugs,
Sue

Cynthia said...

Happy Belated Anniversary, Jafabrit! I loved the back story. (And, I celebrated with you in spirit.)

Happy Feet is wonderful. I did an internship with an artist who painted a portrait of Alice Neel. I sort of remember that he ran in similar cirlces as her back in the 60's-70's in NYC.

LynClay said...

Happy Anniversary to you J.B. and I love your 'Happy Feet' and sketchbook entry! What lovely memories. Yes St. Patricks Day is a big thing here in the U.S. because there's so many of us with a little o' the Irish in us! Your rose is exquisite and doesn't need added scent but that is a neat idea come to think of it.

Betty Bishop said...

Happy Anniversary Jafabrit. I love Alice Neel too - was thinking of doing me as she did her in the chair with only a paintbrush in her hand.
take care,
Betty

Mark Daniels said...

How appropriate you were given that prophecy in a thick Irish accent!

Mark

Mark Daniels said...

Jafa:
Thanks for dropping by the blog. I know what you mean about your love being richer now. My wife and I have been married for thirty-two years and and our love is fuller, more interesting, more comforting, and yes, more exciting than ever before.

God bless!

Mark Daniels

Mr Zip said...

Happy Anniversary (belatedly). Grobs eh? I used to go there now and again. Just think, we might have danced round the same handbag.

jafabrit said...

>>>Grobs eh? I used to go there now and again. Just think, we might have danced round the same handbag.<<

OMG LOL! I can't believe anyone remembers that place. what a name eh! Now that would be something. Hey you weren't that fella that wore brut were ya ;)

Mr Zip said...

Gimme some credit! It was probably Aramis ...