Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Anna

I am grateful from my sister Anna. It was so good to see her over Christmas. She always manages to make me laugh--especially when we play pillow red light green light and bum tag. She knows how to have good fun. I admire her and appreciate her friendship and good example. She has really grown up since I moved out of the house. It is amazing to see what a beautiful, talented woman she is. I am grateful that we have grown closer through the years and look forward to growing even closer as the age difference between us grows even more insignificant. I am grateful for the reminders I have of her that hang around my house. She has such an amazing artistic talent and has given me some of her work and has also picked out other beautiful pieces that grace my walls. They remind me of her love, talents, testimony and friendship.

Anna did this painting for Josh and I when we got married for my family history wedding display.

She did this little sketch of Sam shortly after he was born. My mother has a large watercolor of Elijah at her house that I'm quite jealous of.

This picture is a paper cut from China. Anna picked it up for me when she was out there last summer with my Dad. It's a really cool piece. The tree is cut out of tissue thin paper and is VERY detailed.

It took me awhile to figure out an economical way to frame it and accentuate the fact that it is a paper cut. I ended up putting it in one of those floating frames with double glass. Then I attatched a piece of cardstock on the back of the fram whick left about 3/8 of an inch between the cut and the cardstock.

This year for Christmas Anna gave us a gorgeous print of the Savior by Simon Dewey. That artist has a special place in my heart and his picture of the Savior is beautiful.

Happy Birthday last week, Anna! I love you!

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