Ok, I admit it, I originally got the gift painting idea from Karen Appleton, who does the most magnificent bows I've ever seen!
I just spent a lovely day with my extended family at a belated 4th of July party. The centerpeice for the table was a ceramic coil pot I made when I was a kid, which my beloved Grandma has kept all these years. There's no greater expression of love. Thank you, Grandma!