When I began blogging, I had a tough time because I wasn't sure about the "rules" that encapsulate the virtual world. It seemed that everyone had his or her own style and theme. Many had tons of "followers" and I was just a tiny drop in the ocean. It appeared to be a daunting task to plod on without direction.
Yet along the way, I found that other bloggers were genuinely kind and helpful. It seemed so unlikely but it was easy to get help and direction from people I didn't know at all. All I had to do when in doubt was to ask and the advice came so quickly and willingly. Tip my hat here to Antares and Masterwordsmith for their generosity.
Anyway, one the pleasures I derived, from other blogs, was finding little treasures that made me smile.
Prompted by curiosity, I visited the site of Dan Lacey. He's an unusual painter of pancakes. I saw beyond his pancakes. I loved his style and, on impulse, I wrote him to ask if he could do a painting from a picture I had. He agreed. Although it took a long time for him to get it done, due to being in high demand, the wait was worth it.
I've had loads of wonderful responses to this on Facebook and via email. The one that makes me smile the most is from my friend of "The English Cottage". I could hear her voice as she wrote,