I had a pleasant surprise recently.
I discovered that our gardener, Mr. Thuan,
moonlights as an artist by night.
When he asked if I would like to have a painting by him..I did not hesitate.
He asked for a sample and I gave him a painting,
recently purchased in the local markets.
My painting is on wood and highlighted with gold paint.
Mr. Thuan, mentioned that he was not able to
reproduce it exactly but would try his best.
Good enough for me.
We are delighted...
it has a brilliance in colour that speaks to Vietnam.
My first thought...the colour of our home, Chateau Mango.
His and Hers.
Since Mr. H picked the colour of the house..he gets the colourful one.
We will cherish them both.
In case you are wondering...
we call it Chateau Mango because
it reminds me of the colour of a very ripe mango.
It was painted in July as a suprise for me.
I have been waiting for it to fade under the Saigon sun...
No such luck.
Best wishes for a great weekend from sunny Saigon!