This is my friend, Judy. We have been friends since we were in the fifth grade. This picture was taken at my son's wedding in Phoenix in 1995. I was so happy to have her there. She came all the way from Oklahoma to be with me.
She sent me flowers for my birthday last month. They were lovely and came in a glass florist's vase.
I took that clear glass vase and glued ( Mod Podge) a bunch of stuff to it.
I started with your typical grocery bags, added some netting that had contained avocados, and some burlap. Then I added several yards of tea-dyed hemp string, some smaller netting, a bit of tea-dyed gauze, papers designed by Tim Holtz, and buttons and doo-dads that I had, just waiting for the perfect home.
I sent it to her for a sincere thank you, not only for the flowers, but for the years and miles that have tried unsuccessfully to separate us, but never did. Love you, Jud.