Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Gift from Mimi

My cousin Donald's wife, Mimi, has taken up watercolor late in her life. I've been very impressed with her talent and choice of subject matter. She reads my blog, so she knows I love lichen and sent this watercolor as a Christmas gift.
I LOVE it!!

What I love even more is that she uses her resources wisely and painted the lichen on the back of another watercolor that I love too.
What to do???????

I love both pictures a great deal, so I'm thinking on how to have them both framed. They are both huge gifts for me. The Blackcap Jam from Rachel was right up there at the top too. Anyway, I want to publicly thank Mimi for her generous gifts to me!


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

How sweet of her. Both of them are quite lovely!

thinking about you, dear friend and praying, too.

Anonymous said...

You know, sister, if she'd sent that to ME, it would have cost less postage since I'm closer. (OK. It wouldn't really have.....)
My plan for your life: Have it custom framed with a matte on the "back" side that matches the size of the matte on the "front." Then have a frame made that would just hold the two sides together around the outside, so both sides are visible (sort of like the frame I used for Margi's spoons). Hang it somewhere that both sides can be seen. (OK, I'm visualizing your house, and I can't figure out where that would be 'cause I can't remember all the details! But, maybe you can see it.)

Happy New Lichen!
Little Sisty Ugler

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

Hi, it's a very great blog.
i could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

Connie said...

Sweet artwork. I would have it framed so that you can just turn it around when you feel like a change. Maybe Brian can help you...I think he has done some framing for Rachel.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Absolutely wonderful and very thoughtful. Hope you are having a great New Year so far!

God Bless,

Niki said...

Hi Cat, thanks for visiting me :)
Both paintings are lovely,