Thursday, 9 February 2012

Darcy's Postcard Challenge Belgium.

This weeks postcard is hand painted in water colour and prisma pencils.

Gil was sitting outside a small café in Antwerp, Belgium, having a morning coffee when the chocolate shop across the road caught his eye. He wandered over and peered inside, the aroma of the chocolate was incredible! He stood looking at all the delicious boxes and decided to purchase a box, the lady behind the counter wrapped it for him.
He sat back at the café table, ordered more coffee and sketched a postcard for Lavinia. He could still smell the chocolate as he painted and coloured his sketch.
He hoped Lavinia liked chocolates. Do all women like chocolates? He asked himself. Well everyone likes to be treated every once in a while, to feel special!




He wrote on the back’

Dear Lavinia,
                     I am in Antwerp, Belgium .My paintings are selling well in Dijon so I am having a few days here before I work some more.  I visited The Royal Museum of Fine Arts yesterday, it is a magnificent place!
                                   Gil X

P.S. I wanted you to have a little pleasure from my good fortune too! Enjoy!
                                  Gil XX
He packed away his things, paid the bill and headed off to post the chocolates to Lavinia.


Lavinia was so happy to receive another postcard from Gil and even more pleased he had painted it himself! It was lovely to see where he was but even better to see the love of his art in her hands.
She wondered what he meant by his P.S.?

Lavinia had not had any more sleepless nights of heart wrenching dreams, she felt happy and light.

She wrote back,

                        Dear Gil,

                                     Thank you for your postcard! I love it when you paint them yourself, (or though it is nice to actually   see where you are too!) I too hope that one day you will come to London and see some of the amazing sights and galleries we have here too!

                                    Lavinia



A little later that morning the doorbell rang and the postman handed her a package, she studied the handwriting, it was from Gil!
She opened it as carefully as her trembling hands would allow, inside was a beautiful box of chocolates and a small card, which simply said “Enjoy” Gil XX.
Mmmm she adored chocolates, she had not had such a beautiful box in a long time! She took one and flopped onto the sofa, popped it in her mouth, closed her eyes and let the chocolate melt, delicious!

Before she posted the note to Gil she added

P.S. Thank you SO much for the chocolates, they are delicious!
                             L X
She stuffed the note back in the envelope and almost floated to the post box!


If you want to see more of this weeks postcards pop over to Darcy's blog!


Thank you to everyone that visited last week!

27 comments:

miniroses said...

oh, goodness, they look so real. I want some!

Gina said...

OMG!!!! MARRY HIM LAVINIA!!! :D XXX

Janet said...

Marvellous painting of chocolates! I can smell their gorgeous chocolateyness! Lavinia is onto a winner here.

Janet cc

Alex said...

These look so yummy...I want to taste them...wonderful art work!

StefiJ said...

mmm yummy post card! and what a sweetie Gil is"

WrightStuff said...

Now, I really fancy some chocolates!!

Sandra Hoogland said...

Yay, for chocolate!!! ♥
Love your card and Gil! Can he send a note to my hubby too? I'd like a box of chocolates... :)

lorig said...

Mmmm chocolates. That card looks scrumptious.

Jamie Lynn said...

Chocolate! yummy!

Cazro said...

Love your chocolates and the story is progressing really nicely. Pleased Lavinia is sleeping better - a good sign me thinks. Caz

Doone said...

i love that belgian chocolate has so much cream in it that they simply must be eaten immediately or they will go off...

I miss Leuven...my waistline does not


lucky lavinia
dx

Nathalie Thompson said...

I can SMELL the chocolate! great painting. Swoon! Romantic on every level!

Joanna said...

Mmmmm, yummy Belgian chocolates - I wish someone would send some to me!

I chose Belgian chocolate for my postcard too!!

Katie said...

I cn see this week I will be in the mood for chocolate! These look delicious!

mags21 said...

a great postcard. they look so real, good enough to eat...

Sarah Cooper said...

yuuuuuummy... great chocolate card!

peggy gatto said...

What fun this little postcard adventure was!!!
I did a postcard about chocolate as well!

Tamoonstone said...

Very funky chocolates!!

Halle said...

Yum!! I went with the chocolate theme as well!

Sid said...

Fab postcard !

serendipity said...

Great story, and I love your card, the painting is brill
J

Leialoha said...

Chocolates...just in time for Valentine's Day...yummy!
I'd like a box of them...Now! Aloha.

Darcy said...

ooooo they look good enough to eat. hmmm is she being seduced from afar?

gottahavemoxie said...

Oh those look so yummy! Great job!

craftattack said...

Great card and story, love those chocolates! Valerie

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Lulabelle! You and me are thinking chocolate, I see! HA! *smiles* Norma

Cynthia said...

love your chocolates. love how you are expanding on your story. so fun.