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I would simply have to snap my finger and…

…. strawberries would always be in season…

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 ….chocolates would never make you fat…

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 ….aspararagus would be available all year round….

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…. onions wouldn’t give you a smelly breath…

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 ….coffee would be considered a health food…

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 ….my purse would always have money in it…

….my house could self-clean by the push of a button…

….I would have a chauffeur to drive me where I want….

….I would never again have to fly economy class…

In a perfect world, I suppose I would never have to snap my finger…

🙂 Silvia said…
Great ideas – and wonderful paintings!
April 2, 2007 5:30 PM  
jill said…
i am right there w/ you on these things. way to go! great way to look at the challenge and achieve!
April 2, 2007 5:48 PM  
platitudinal said…
Oh, Ronell, I pray for your perfect world to materialize. Then, I’ll come a knockin’ and a beggin’ for you to let me in. Everything look so delicious, even the onion! Superb paintings.~Luci.
April 2, 2007 5:54 PM  
Carole said…
What lovely loose watercolour illustrations! I like your perfect world, too.Those lifedrawings are impressive as well. Your lines are so sure and cleanly drawn. Must take years of practice to achieve.
April 2, 2007 6:47 PM  
Teri C said…
WONDERFUL!!! I love every painting and every word you said!! Ronell for President!!
April 2, 2007 7:07 PM  
nik said…
Ronell, your paintings are fantastic. I love the box of strawberries. What watercolor brand do you use?
April 2, 2007 7:07 PM  
Lin said…
OH MY GOSH!!! I SO AGREE — AND TO ADD TO THIS FANTASTIC SNAPPING OF WISHES — I’D ADD — TO SKETCH AND PAINT AS WONDERFUL AS YOU!!! GLORIOUS SKETCHES!!!!
April 2, 2007 7:11 PM  
MrsSnowy said…
Oh, I wish these were mine! Fantastic – and the final tea is just beautiful, Ronell.
April 2, 2007 8:53 PM  
MrsSnowy said…
Sorry! It was coffee not tea. And I agree about economy class travel – from Italy to Australia is about as bad as it can get!
April 2, 2007 8:55 PM  
caseytoussaint said…
What a great post, Ronell! I agree with you about everything, and these paintings are really marvelous.
April 2, 2007 9:00 PM  
Africantapestry said…
Thank you for all the lovely comments, everybody..
Nik, I’m almost embarressed to confess – I don’t have a specific brand of watercolor…I use everything that is on the market, so I have half pans and tubes and full pans of this and that and there isn’t one that I can say I truly don’t like or particularly prefer. When a color is finished, I just replace it by whatever I feel like buying when I’m in the store…not very artist-like, I suppose, sorry..!I do favor Arches and Fabriano papers though.
You are actully spot on, Robyn, it is Rooibosch tea in the last image(which is ironically, a very healthy tea!!) but I was too lazy to draw the coffee and I WANTED coffee on the list, so I just used this image…forgive me for cheating there!
Ronell
April 2, 2007 10:45 PM  
gabi campanario said…
very clever concept for ‘snap’ and great watercolors, love the light and brightness of the strawberries
April 2, 2007 10:56 PM  
Emma Pod said…
Really wonderful paintings! I especially like the asparagus. I love your ideas…could we have someone do our exercises for us too??
April 2, 2007 11:36 PM  
Kristin Saegaert said…
I’m all for the self cleaning house! And I love your illustrations – wonderful watercolors and drawings! Very interesting – every one of them! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
April 2, 2007 11:36 PM  
Alison said…
This is a lovely set – great idea for the topic. An inspiring blog.
April 3, 2007 1:11 AM  
Felicity said…
Beautiful paintings! So lovely and juicy looking!Can you read my mind – this could almost be my list! And is that Lindt chocolate?
April 3, 2007 9:46 AM  
why said…
these are beautiful!!
April 3, 2007 4:15 PM  
Sandy said…
Oh – Please let it be so!!!! Great post and I love your whole blog!!
April 3, 2007 5:22 PM  
martha said…
….and I could spend all day sketching! Wonderful drawings; you have a great touch with watercolor.
April 3, 2007 10:08 PM  
Susan Cornelis said…
Oh! You’re making me so hungry. I think you’ve manifested the perfect world by painting it.
April 3, 2007 10:41 PM  
Peceli and Wendy’s Blog said…
Discovered your blog today. What a prolific artist you are – with such fresh paintings of everyday subjects and your life drawings are so animated with great poses.
Lovely work.
w.
April 4, 2007 3:32 AM  
Africantapestry said…
Thank you for the lovely comments everybody, once again, I appreciate the time you take to comment here. Thanks
Ronell
April 4, 2007 9:08 PM  
Jana Bouc said…
Spectacular. I’m just loving these collections of words and pictures. Great work!
April 6, 2007 7:39 AM  
andrea joseph’s sketchblog said…
Wow Ronell,
these are absolutely stunning. I’m in awe. The lovely loose style, the colours are fantastic – just all of it really!
My own favourites; the onions, I just love the way you can almost feel that papery skin, amazing. The bottom one is just brilliant too, as well as the asparagus……
April 6, 2007 11:25 AM  
ksklein said…
May I join your perfect world? 🙂

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