Paula Beardell Krieg is a neighbor with a wonderful neighborly civic sense. Someone who is ready to help without much goading. She is generous beyond words could describe. Sensible in ways most people cannot be. Paula is also very talented and very sensitive. Her work shows all of this and more.
The envelope above, printed with a drawing by Paula had 11 other envelopes in it. The 12 envelopes printed with her drawings and reflecting her creativity flowing with the seasons and harvest - are now ours to share and enjoy as well. Such a gift is a rare find, no matter where one lives. It is a gift-from-the-heart, a gift of creativity, a gift of tremendous value. We shall cherish it for sure, and I know whoever gets a note from us tucked inside one of these beautiful envelopes will have much to reflect upon themselves. Of course summer and harvest will be high in the reflective mind. You can read more about these drawings here.
Pattypan Squash and Hollyhock are not alone in captivating Paula's sensibilities as an artist. The foodie in her was just as enamored by simple parsley. How beautifully she captures it in her drawing. If a chef has the talent of celebrating flavor, Paula certainly has the talent of capturing the essence of the physical glory of the flavor-giver (parsley in this case). While some cook the harvest, others taste it and some of us (Paula and a few others) are lucky enough to cook, taste and draw. Lucky they! And luckier us, to have such a kind neighbor. She affords us to be able to cook and taste and enjoy these drawings of the harvest bounty. Life could not be more beautiful.
To see, read and learn more about Paula, please visit her blog.