Thursday, April 3, 2008
Two years ago Andrew went to France to teach English in their equivalent of high school for seven months. We were dating at the time, sending massive amounts of email and snail mail across the great blue sea. I still have a stack of penned letters in one of my antique suitcases. At Christmas time he wanted to send me a special Christmas present, but things were tight, so he had to find something that required little postage. Over the course of the holiday season he sent me at least three Christmas cards FULL of antique stamps! It was probably one of my favorite presents, ever! He wanted to see what I did with them. He knew that they would inevitably find special "homes." The following spring I set myself down and painted a small piece that incorporated a number of them. A spring-like painting with daffodils and stamps from all over the world. A little piece of me and a little piece of him melded together. I thought I would share it with you all this morning!