If you remember, I made Wonky Stars and sent it off to a friend in Finland a while ago. It was a hard thing to do because I loved Wonky Stars, but a promise is a promise. My friend had commissioned the quilt from me but I had a problem. I did not want to make a profit from someone I had known so long and who really deserved a nice quilt. We came to a compromise. She would make a contribution towards the cost of the materials. And I requested something from her.
Because my friend is a very talented lady. She sews - but not quilts. She also does some wonderful painting. And she sent me one of her paintings. I am so thrilled. This is what arrived in the post.
I love that fish. I love the simplicity of the framing that allows that fish to shine. So many thanks to Tinca, and I hope that you will get the opportunity to paint again soon.
The world is full of people with many hidden talents. They do it for the joy of creating, not a career, or out of necessity, but out a need to express themselves in a creative way. I am so pleased to know some of them.