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The Cookie Lady

With so much going wrong these days in the world, the state, the city, a small thing going right is our local Georgetown Farmer’s Market. It is in its infancy, its very first season, and lots of new merchants and farmers are setting up their stalls and trying their luck at open market each Saturday from 10 until 3. I have been delighted with some of the new vendors, we had Indian food featuring fresh Naan, Argentinian Empanadas, Vegan chocolate cake, a northern Italian selling pasta made from chestnuts, a southern Italian selling eggplant casserole, and lots of organic farms selling gorgeous fruits and vegetables. Some of them seem to have already given up on our small market, I haven’t seen them come back after the first few Saturdays. So it seems I have a huge emotional investment in this market succeeding. This past Saturday, there was a cookie seller. And the woman who ran the booth called herself “The Cookie Lady.” There she was, the kind of woman who clearly could do anything if she wanted, surrounded by all kinds of wonderful concoctions – her creations. We asked for samples. Each tidbit we sampled we ended up buying a batch. Her stuff was good. She was sassy and confident. We’ll be back! (I hope she comes back too) This is a watercolor on 9 x12″ arches paper and it is for sale. Photo reference by Donald Boothby.

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  1. August 18th, 2010 at 06:56 | #1

    Your paintings are beautiful! She looks just like a lady who served me street food in Liguria! What are the chances??
    Swap-bot has some other really talented watercolorists like you; maybe you could start a group!

  2. August 7th, 2010 at 07:48 | #2

    This is homekeepingheather from swap-bot from the blog me baby swao. I love your blog and am now following and looking forward to seeing more of your paintings.

  3. August 7th, 2010 at 07:47 | #3

    Beautiful blog! I am now following and look forward to seeing more of your paintings. You are very talented! (this is homekeepingheather from swap-bot for the Blog me Baby swap)

  4. Lesley
    August 3rd, 2010 at 18:53 | #4

    This is fantastic! I didn’t know you could do watercolours like that. Fantastic.
    Can you teach me? haha jk

    LesleyKnitsPretty on Swapbot

  5. August 3rd, 2010 at 13:43 | #5

    I love the way you have grabbed the intention of life into this painting by connecting yourself with the cookie lady – now that is truly captivating scribing the essence of character on paper through painting. Beautiful, thank you for sharing. Your watercolors are fascinating and I’m glad you are one of my partners on swapbot, blog me baby. Lots of love – AnaGoncalves (on swapbot)

  6. August 3rd, 2010 at 05:15 | #6

    You`re a great artist!
    so wonderful.
    I love your paintings.

    mslovender @ swap-bot
    I`ll be linking your blog to my page.

    have a nice day!

  7. August 2nd, 2010 at 09:29 | #7

    you gain inspiration from such every day things. I really do admire your artistic sense.

    ~mireillie from swapbot

  8. August 2nd, 2010 at 09:29 | #8

    I was here for another blog swap … and I’m back again!

    I loved “Giuseppina” the first time and I love the “Cookie Lady” just as much! You are so talented.

    (rumblegirl from SB)

  9. August 1st, 2010 at 22:23 | #9

    Great paintings! Blog Me Baby onf swapbot – Deidreart

    http://www.deidre421.wordpress.com

  10. August 1st, 2010 at 14:17 | #10

    I love that painting of the cookie lady! Almost looks like my grandmother! LADYHIGHTOWER Swap-Bot Blog Me, Baby!

  11. August 1st, 2010 at 10:45 | #11

    lovely painting, and great story

    strandedhero @ swapbot

  12. Esmeralda Mudd
    August 1st, 2010 at 09:03 | #12

    Here’s a woman I’d enjoy meeting not only for the cookies but to spend some time with!
    Her personality shines through!
    Great work, Mimi!

    (This is the second time I’m commenting — how strange the first one disappeared!)

  13. July 31st, 2010 at 08:54 | #13

    I want some cookies! Great portrait…again, Mimi!

  14. July 30th, 2010 at 15:32 | #14

    Wow, you have such fantastic paintings! This one of the cookie lady it nice. I can tell how happy she is just by looking. I wish I could smell and taste the cookies!

    p.s I am following you now through the google reader. I don’t have facebook so I can’t since up through your normal follow me option. I’ll be watching though!

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