That last post was a depressing piece of crap. I've already deleted it once, then revised it, and just now I wanted to delete it again. Instead of that, I'll just follow up with a post that's bound to be of more interest. Even mild interest.
My husband has been the lucky recipient of many gifts of art work over the years. I've never seen anything like it...and I'm not sure why it should be so, except that he's always had very diverse kinds of friends in his life, many of whom were/are artistic types.
There was an elderly lady named Margaret Joy (now sadly deceased) that was an especial friend of his. She was an artist with a lifetime's worth of watercolor and oil paintings in her home studio, and she gave him three of her paintings which now hang in our house. We count them as some of our most cherished possessions. One is a still life of vegetables in a bowl, another has birds sitting on a flowering tree branch, and one is of brightly colored koi fish. It's wonderful to have such lovely keepsakes from such a dear woman as Margaret. One of these days I'll post photos of them.
Then there was a young guy friend of Gregg's named Matthew, who painted two big canvas pieces as a gift for him. They're of the discus fish he was keeping at the time, and among his favorite things. The two paintings hang in our living room.
So then yesterday, Gregg came home with a small framed print given to him by the secretary at one of the elementary schools where he maintains aquariums. It's by a local artist and it's called "Wrapping the Palmetto". I believe it's supposed to be a South Carolina take on a Maypole, because the Palmetto is our state tree. I thought you all might enjoy seeing it.
What a nice little gift from an appreciative client!