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Sunday, March 1st, 2009

The Big 5-0

This is blog #50. I can't believe I hit this milestone. Hip Hip Hurray!

The title of this 50th blog is "My New Favorite Local Artist"

About a month ago one of my husband's patients invited us over for dinner. Herb and his wife Connie are in their eighties (he's 86 and she's 82). I was not terribly enthusiastic about going because I thought it would be a very boring evening. WRONG! The minute I walked through the door or their spectacular home I was totally enchanted. They are the most interesting couple. Herb just retired as a financier. He didn't want to retire, but the company he was working for closed. This man actually commuted to New York City several times a week, 2 hours each way! Their home is filled with Connie's artwork, but also with furniture she painted using interesting and often fanciful designs. Connie is a very talented artist. After a wonderful meal, Connie took us to her art studio, a gorgeous converted barn on their property, to see more of her work. All of her paintings make me smile. She paints the wooden frames in interesting designs to compliment each painting. Yesterday my husband and I went to the opening of her show at a local art studio in Washington, CT. I would LOVE to own one of her paintings. I'll need to start saving though because they sell for $3,000.00 and up. If I win the lottery I'll be the proud owner of an original Connie Aronson. Here are a few photos from the gallery show:

wow, those are awesome! I want one!
Ben H   Sunday, March 1, 2009
Sounds like a great evening!! And her artwork is amazing! Maybe when you win that lottery you can buy a few. :)
LGrant   Sunday, March 1, 2009
Me too Ben. Mothers Day is coming up. Surprise me!
Leslie   Sunday, March 1, 2009
I want to know if this is the same connie married to Herb aronson My husband worked for him i belive it was at Berkley Cravats, we use to receive christmas cards with beautiful cat paintings my husband was sent to puerto rico as a salesman for the comp. Beautiful people gave my husband that opportunity. God bless you wherever you are
Luis Burgos   Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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