Jean Dixon Sanders has been a painter and graphic designer for 30 years. A graduate of Washington College, where she majored in fine art, She lives in Florida. She contributes several weekly illustrations to The Chestertown Spy. Her blog, Fine Art Daily, can be seen at www.jeandsanders.blogspot.com
April 26, 2011
Monty here, reporting from London. I am below stairs today, helping Cook with some of the decorations for the staff quarters. She has been so busy, starting to create 90,000 canapés for the parties here on Friday. You have no idea how much work goes into canapé construction! The salmon! The pâtés! The créme fraiche! The caviar! The taramasalata! And Vol-au-vent! A veritable smörgåsbord, and who do you suppose does the taste testing? Well, of course Wills and Kate have a tiny say in the day's choices, and so does HM. But HM relies on me! Those other dogs are rubbish! Emma was inclined to like the gob pleaser flavored cream cheeses on toast, but Willow supported me in letting them know that the best amuse-gueule was the steak tartare. No sushi for us! We are Welsh! Sushi is best left for those upholstery vandals, the cats.
Here is a craft for you. Your very own bunting! Print it on legal-size paper, trim on the dotted lines and attach to ribbons and festoon your staff quarters. HM loves the one with my portrait best.
P.S. Jean says if you want a high res PDF to email her.