Thursday, December 31, 2009

...a gift...or is it two?

My friend John supports himself by growing cherries, something he does very well. What I didn't know about him (since we'd been out of contact for 30+ years) is that he is also an artist. During the busy years of raising a family and making a living John let his art go by the wayside. Since his life has been turned upside down and given a good shake he's returned to his passion to help keep him grounded.

I am the lucky recipient of one of his creations--a blown glass, cobalt blue ornament.

I am in awe of his talent. I am impressed that he heard me when I said, "I love cobalt blue."

The Christmas tree is no longer up, but I hated to pack the ornament away. Instead, it is now hanging in my front entryway where rays of sunshine will make it shine even brighter.

Thanks, John!


LimesNow said...

What a wonderful gift! I wouldn't put it away, either. I remembered about you and cobalt blue. I never posted that picture from your birthday (my sweater). I'll look into that. Happy new year, Doozyanner!

Garlandless Judy said...

That is indeed a beautiful ornament. A lovely intense teardrop (of joy, hopefully). I see from your profile page that you like "About A Boy." That is a favorite of mine too, that I had forgotten about. I'm going to have to add it to my list. One of Hugh Grant's best.
It's a pleasure to make your acquaintance,

EmmieJDriskell said...

hello~nice to meet u..............................

Doozyanner said...
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Doozyanner said...

Judy, thanks for stopping by. In my opinion "About a Boy" is Hugh Grant's best movie. I like his other work, but this movie has a message that resonates with me.
Emmie, nice to meet you too...but where is your blog?