The Girl Paints Too!

October 3rd

I got home from work recently to find a FedEx box waiting on my doorstep. I tore into it, full well knowing that it was an early birthday gift and I was ruining a surprise intended for later in the month. Patience has never been my strongest quality.
I wish I’d taken time to photograph the lovely wrapping, with the pretty bright green ribbons, but alas, there was a present inside and my hands couldn’t tear away fast enough.
I was stunned by what I found.

Poppy painting

Jessica painted one of my favorite photographs from this spring. She knows how much I love the desert poppies — how their bright red and orange petals wave in the warming wind. She painted these with such incredible accuracy and beauty.

Heart of the poppy

The kindness behind this gift shakes me. I had no idea the girl could paint, although I’ve long admired her creativity and thoughfulness. I simply adore this gift.

Thank you a thousand times over Fin!

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13 Responses

  1. Whoa! I knew that Finny painted, but only ‘cuz the last time I was at her house, she showed me a canvas…maybe it was that one! Wow.

  2. Wow! That’s gorgeous Kel! She’s one talented girl.

  3. Wow! Talented girl.

    And WHEN is your birthday by the way?

  4. Wanna hear something funny? I searched high and low for good poppy photos to use for inspiration. Guess I shoulda looked in your Flickr gallery.


    So, it’s the thought that counts, right?

  5. si!! cu√°ndo es tu cumple Kelli??

    est√° muy lindo, no se si es la misma flor, pero se parece a nuetsro dedal de oro que son asi mismito, pero bien amarillos …

    un abrazo

  6. i love poppies too!

    art from friends is priceless!

  7. what a beautiful gift- Finny is so clever!

  8. wow! how gorgeous. i love poppies, too. they’re my favorite flower, but nothing i can ever get fresh, though my across-the-street-neighbor grows a batch each year. i usually take photos of them. that’s all.

  9. stunning! when’s your bday?

  10. How incredibly beautiful!

  11. Stunning!! Poppies are my favorite too!
    [I’m still on vaca but found some internet access and wanted to pop by your blog]. Hope you are well!

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