Anywhoooooo, we have so many great photos of Makayla with Santa, I shared one of my favs with friends. One of my etsy Melange Team friends, who I only know through her wonderful mixed media art and her kindness on-line and in emails, made this fabulous mixed media tile with that photo. It arrived in the mail, unannounced for me to open with surprise and delight!
Maureen, I can't thank you enough for your thoughtfulness. Maureen is a new and first time Grandma too.... Wyatt, her son's little boy, born just a few months before Makayla. We have a good time exchanging stories on-line of the joys of Grammiehood.
Now, my photography cannot do it justice, the snowflakes are 3 dimensional and sparkle in the light. So does the peridot cabochon. And below is the famous text, "yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus" and Maureen has added Makayla's name to the story.
I will cherish this for the rest of my years, and I can't wait until Makayla is old enough to understand how very special some people can be, how people can help others and be good friends without having ever actually met in person, and how artists all have a common thread that brings them together.
|Mixed Media tile by Maureen Tillman|