Sweet memories arrived today via an email from an old friend. She sent me a copy of a card I'd painted for her fairly soon after I'd started painting with watercolors. The front and back of the card are shown here. The broccoli theme was an inside joke which we had a lot of fun with.

The card must be over 20 years old, and I feel honored that she'd kept it all this time. The inside of the card completed the rhyme with "Hope this is the best birthday of all." The back of the card certainly didn't go with the theme, but the choice of flower and colors were important. Maybe it's time to paint more cards.


RHCarpenter said...

This is really beautiful! What a joy to receive and you know it meant so much that she kept it all this time. One never knows how one has touched another's life...maybe not until years have past.

Billie Crain said...

What a wonderful gesture, Sandy! Your friend has treasured that card all these years. Wow Friends like that don't grow on trees and you must mean a great deal to her, too.

Christiane Kingsley said...

What a nice and touching surprise.
And yes...paint more cards! We would all love to see them.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Isn't it wonderful to see that the time, love and effort we've put into the world have been treasured by friends? It reminds me of the old poem

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

Suzanne McDermott said...

Also.. You're invited to help launch

the Spirit of the Gulf Challenge — http://www.suzannemcdermott.com/2010/06/spirit-of-gulf-challenge.html

You're listed with other folks at bottom of post. Hope you can join in!

A Brush with Color said...

How nice that you're seeing it again now--it looks like a beautiful card. I LOVE hand-painted and handmade things...what treasures

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