Thursday is my wonderful friend Kathy’s birthday. We became instant friends the moment we met 15 years ago this month, and I can’t imagine what these years would have been like without her. For some reason, she seems to genuinely love my art, and I was inspired to make this for her several months ago. I gave it to her tonight, and her delight made me SO happy. It feels a little presumptuous to give someone a piece of art that you have created, like you are somehow obligating them to display something they might not even like. But I loved this piece enough to want to keep it myself because it reminds me of our very special friendship, and I hope Kathy will think of us whenever she looks at it.
Happy Birthday, my true friend! You really DO hold my heart. I love you!