Thursday, November 28, 2019

A Russian Tea Room Thanksgiving

A while back I did illustrated menus for the RUSSIAN TEA ROOM.
Recently I received a teaser for their new Thanksgiving menu. On the spur of the moment I emailed a message back, 'Isn't it time for some new bears?' Shortly after I heard from an unfamiliar email, 'Send us some sketches'! The conversation ensued.
Sketches went back and forth.
Please put the waiters in Cossack outfits. Can one be playing the balalaika? I responded, What about dancing bears instead?
I watch dancers doing KAZATSKAS on Youtube.
I even tried a few steps myself with arms folded etc.
You have to get into the spirit of things after all. Maybe eating some caviar is a better idea?
Please run over to The Russian Tea Room at 150 West 57th street and have some caviar and Champagne 🍾 on me. Tell them I sent you. No problem. Udachi 👍🏻Das Vedanya. I hope you enjoy your turkey. Keep Bear in Paris with letter subscriptions from my Etsy shop. FYI 🐻 More news tomorrow on Bear's Thanksgiving dinner at Benoit.

24 comments:

  1. The bears are gorgeous. What a fun project!

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  2. Congratulations 🍾🎊 on that assignment. Beautiful whimsical work.

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  3. Allie in NYC11:54 PM

    Absolutely delicious! The RTR should be delighted .

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  4. Beautiful work, as always, Carol❣️

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  5. Mary R2:42 AM

    Maim Maim! Russian Tea Room for T-Day? Sounds heavenly

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  6. How exciting! Beautiful..love it all!

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  7. Love them! So festive...

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  8. Jane G.10:29 AM

    That would be a huge coup, to have your bears cavorting on W 57th Street.

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  9. How exciting and I love the waiter and dancing bears. As usual, you did a bang up job! Yea, Carol & Happy post Thanksgiving to both you & Bear.

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  10. Terry G.1:28 PM

    I am SO jealous! You had your Thanksgiving dinner at Benoit! That is my favorite restaurant in Paris. I'm sure it was fabulous, just like your Russian bears.
    Happy Holidays!
    Terry

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    1. Boy you have good taste Terry!
      My Benoit post going up today

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  11. Kathryn H1:35 PM

    took Russian in High School (a light year ago)...so every Russian person I meet (most recently a lady at my exercise class) I sing the only song I remember "Katusha" (poor them as I can't really even carry a note - hah!) I don't think in all the time I lived in NYC I ever went to the Russian Tea Room...I will put it on the Bucket List!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nsy162Fewf4

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    1. Fabulous romantic song Kathryn!
      Thank you

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  12. Sally V.1:51 PM

    Exciting! Great work

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  13. Oh, Carol, this is wonderful. I'm so excited for you and for the Russian Tea Room. It is a favorite spot! Congratulations! I adore your bears!!!

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  14. Mary in OR1:37 AM

    your bears/cossacks are fabulous! I wish I could sketch/draw/paint like you! I went to the library and read all 3 books on sketching before I went to bed last night! Then, I see your work and go "ssssshhhhhish" - back to playing the piano, calligraphy and sewing (oooh, I forgot, practicing my french for class!)

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    1. Thanks and Thanks for reminding me to turn on RFI for my daily French immersion Mary...
      Big Merci !
      https://savoirs.rfi.fr/fr/apprendre-enseigner/langue-francaise/journal-en-français-facile

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  15. Carmen1:43 AM

    So clever. So fresh. So charming. Thank you for sharing!

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  16. Cheryl1:32 PM

    I love the power in your simple reply to the Russian Tea Room!!
    And the lovely quote by Rumi in their teaser email to you.
    Happy Holidays to you!!

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    1. "Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life"

      Rumi

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