November 3, 2011. Quite a story with this sketch. While I was sketching it, the owner came out (Helmut), and we became instant friends. He introduced me to a 100 year-old artist who also painted this house, then to his wife. We sat around their table and I listened to their stories until I had to run back to the school to pack my students up for the bus. Helmut and his wife not only want to buy this little sketch, but said they wanted to come to my art show tomorrow night.