a gift for a gift

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The First Treasure

Back in September you will remember my pleasure at receiving The Gift of the Four Treasures from a special friend. My first ink painting using the gift I titled The First Treasure and today it was time to mat and frame it ready to give it to her as the gift that was promised.

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Wearing an old pair of black leather gloves to protect my hands as I cleaned the glass together with the anticipation of seeing the framed image hanging on the studio wall are part of a familiar and welcome ritual that I always look forward to.

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With thirty new pristine mats ready to go, lots more framing to come.

P.S. For this week’s Discover Challenge: One, Two, Three, the challenge from Krista to photographers and artists is to create in sets of three, working in triptychs to capture a subject in evolution. I hope this triptych of the three photographs matting, framing, and hanging The First Treasure captures the spirit of the Krista’s challenge.

mission accomplished

Discover Challenge: Mind the Gap

The distance between idea and execution can be a source of frustration — or of inspiration.”

For this week’s challenge” asks Ben, “tell us a story — in words, sounds, images, or any combination of media — about the struggle to close the gap between an idea and its realization.”

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I think I’ll just let the pictures tell the story in which the gap was brilliantly closed
and the pride of achievement glorious to behold.

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Mission accomplished by our beautiful granddaughter ❤️

Happy Thanksgiving

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So much to be thankful for not only today but every day.

Wishing all our family and friends in America a very Happy Thanksgiving.

photograph of our beautiful granddaughter courtesy of our also beautiful daughter

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

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Detail of Ten Little Fingers for this week’s Photo Challenge: Tiny