Imagine two women laughing historically for five hours straight. That was us today. Desiree Prete is a blunt, cute, gorgeous, provoking, holding woman of smiles galore. And I adore her. Wait, I ADORE her. Get the point? Surely 😉
She was sporadic in her painting and used, well a lot (wait, check that, A LOT ((cap locked and enlarged for affect, indeed)) of paint). She and I drove down to Sullivan’s Island (my favourite part of the beautiful Charleston, S.C., area equaling Rockville, S.C.). She wanted to go to what she called the, ‘ugly lighthouse.’ I don’t find it so ugly. I don’t really have a judgement call for that lighthouse. She says, ‘Reminds me of a prison watchtower.’
Okay, I can see that. And there she wanted to walk to the beach. I said, ‘What about painting the sand dune?’
She noted that she didn’t want her, ‘one call’ tonight, noting the illegal nature of camping out on a dune. So, I pointed out a spot that looked like a sand dune, near a sand dune sort of situation and she went for it and positioned us away from the sun. She went to gather water in the waves and I laid out the brushes and the paint. And we started.
Background: Desire had just gotten back from work. She is a copper smith. Well, more she tells copper smith folks what to do and is a grand artist with her hands. She’s plum terrific. I’m just saying. If you want a good friend, call Desire. She’s picky though. You probably need to be fantastic yourself to be in her presence. Haha. That was me unintentionally giving myself a compliment. She might have let me slip by the quota. She’s forward and encouraging and absolutely a fun brunch date. Oh, and her hubby is sweet like cake. Newlyweds!!!
It was chilly. Around 5 p.m., and the sun was setting. This is One One. One. One One. The Eleventh of November, 2011.
We laughed for a good hour while she plotted gobs of paint down and I messed about. Then, we made silly photographs and fell on the sand laughing so hard, and then went out for sushi and a very complicated dessert order. We Love dessert, especially chocolate. First time ordering fried cream. And yes, of course we got something chocalate-y too. Then, we went back to the office and had a great light bulb talk, sat with a dog named, ‘Earl’ who laid his head on my feet which needed to be warmed so thank you, Earl. Then, we went on a search party flashlight brigade to find my missing telephone. If you attempt to call me, it will prove to be of no avail. Then, we hugged and went off, totally filled with thanksgiving for the together.
I beleive this painting matches us: as Melanie Spinks says of it, ‘bold.’ I beleive this word is definitively an adjective one could use to describe the both of us. Shamelessly… audaciously… bold. One thing we have in common. One space that creation made more visual today. Added, Melanie states, ‘It’s amazing how different all of these painting are.’
I am the common. They are the variable. I LOVE THEM. YOU: DESIRE.
So, yes, Desire and I laughed hard. I enjoy this woman SO MUCH. She is truly a joy, and a bright smile in my Life.