Friday, October 5, 2007

Trianon Deux

Deep dark chocolates, moist and creamy, a flourish of skirt. Remember Trianon was given to Marie Antoinette for her private place? A friend in Santa Fe last year was telling us about a book he found in England. It was titled something like Men and Sheds. Apparently the British male has found many uses for the ever present garden shed.(Read man cave). It was a point of purchase book, on some counter or another, but Paul said he flipped through it, and saw writers nooks, sitting rooms, and various hidey holes. We were in drawing group, the model was going through her poses. He wondered aloud if this retreat made for longer and happier marriages. In taking stock of the men there in our group, he saw he was one of two with happy love lives. The others, seemed to wince, a twitch or two I saw. I pointed out the Brits might be on to something. Of the two, our other friend has a long lasting love...and in his backyard a real tree house...they all looked at him in awe. I got a laugh or two. But you could almost see the wheels turning, a trip to the local lumber yard on their project list....myself, I think in any future real estate I buy,I will look to see the shed. Who knows? It might do the trick. What do you stock a man cave with? Chocolate, beer a fridge? Tomes of poetry? Accepting suggestions now, a hint or two will do. And if there are Brits out there. a clue please on your sheds...

5 comments:

Cris in OR said...

Your paintings of these sweet morsels are as good as Carol's (Paris Breakfasts) real photos in Paris of sweets in windows.

Janice C. Cartier said...

Hi Cris!
Wow thanks. I am drooling over Carols pics so far...aren't they yummy!?!??! ...thanks for stopping by.

tongue in cheek said...

Trianon...perfectly painted and the taste is evident!

Janice C. Cartier said...

Thanks Corey!

Cassoulet Cafe said...

Just found your blog...the paintings are yummy and pretty! I ate a Trianon pastry in France, and I saw the Trianon at Versailles...so I had to post on this one ;)
I'm going to look at more of your paintings....