Saturday, September 3, 2011
I surprised my friend Debbie with this watercolor painting of the two of us for her birthday. Knowing Deb embraces how we age and is comfortable with some gray hair and lines, I did the portrait to reflect our age (mostly : ) If I had had my way, we would have no wrinkles and probably look at least five years younger!
When Debbie and I first met, it was as if we had known each other our whole lives. We started asking each other the usual questions, you know, where did you grow up, go to school, jobs, groups, etc. We discovered that we were born at the same hospital, the same year, just one day apart, and, her last name started with a G and mine with an H. In those days (yes, the olden days) moms and babies weren't sent home right away, babies were in the nursery side by side alphabetically. Aha, that's how we knew each other!