A new bunny painting - this one along with the recent portrait of Wee Elodie will be sent as Christmas gifts to my dear friend Gwen who lives in England.
|Jack Toovey / 12 x 9 / oil on linen panel|
Many of those who follow my blog may remember that my daughter Kimberly has been living and working for the past two years in Amsterdam. My husband, son and I recently traveled to Europe to visit her. She is planning to come home (with her close friend Hans) in early December to spend a few days with us and we are all very excited! In the meantime, her employer has sent her to Russia on a business trip to meet up with her colleagues in the Moscow office. She arrived on Saturday and on Sunday spent the day with her new friends touring the Kremlin!
|Kim (3rd from left) with her Russian co-workers in front of St. Basil's Cathedral|
|Inside the Cathedral of the Assumption|
|Inside showing frescoes|
|My daughter in Moscow!|
|WWII tomb of the Unknown Soldier|
|Kimberly with Russian Guards|
|In Red Square, Kilometer Zero is marked with a bronze plaque in front of the Iberian Gate. All points from Moscow are measured from here and it is tradition to toss a coin over your shoulder to please Lady Fortune.|
|I told Kim to keep her eyes open for a sighting of President Putin and I guess she did!|
The surname of Smolensky is a Russian name and in the museums there are several paintings of Russian princesses:
|Princess Ecaterina Smolensky|