Today I want to introduce you to one of my very best friends. Sharon and I met in the Summer of 2003, when we ended up in the same Design 1 class at Saint Petersburg College. I think it was fated for us to be friends. Sharon is eccentric and eclectic, she is simply put — outrageous! When you enter a room, you know immediately if she is present. Sharon has a BIG personality and because of that she keeps me on my toes. She makes me laugh, she cheers me up when I am down, and she constantly inspires me.
Sharon and her dog, Elsa
Sharon and I talk on the phone almost every single day, sometimes, several times. We also Skype. Do you skype? I LOVE skype! If you don't know what I'm talking about, you need to check it out. Skype makes calls between computers and if each person has a camera on their computer, you can see each other. This is so easy and so cool! I skype with my family and closest friends. It makes me feel so much closer to them, the miles simply disappear.
Anyway, Sharon and I "hang out" on Skype. We connect, she's usually in her studio working on a new sculpture, drawing or painting and I'm usually designing or blogging. It's like being in the same room, we chat and work together. There are times when neither of us are talking, times when one gets up and leaves the room. I can see what she's working on, which is very cool.
Sharon called me on the phone the other day to ask if my mail had been delivered yet. I was expecting something from her, but I had no idea what it was. So while we talked, I walked out to the mailbox and there it was! I opened the package while we chatted and darn, that girl made me cry.
Most of you know that my beloved dog Sheldon passed away earlier this month. This is one of the photos I posted on my blog…
This is what was in the package…
I started searching through my frames, so I could hang this immediately. Sharon and I hung up and got on Skype. I showed her the frame I chose, this is why I love Skype. Look at this one, do you like the double matting? Oh Sharon, I LOVE it!
This is my favorite photo of Sheldon, he's on my bed with his red tennis ball. Every night when we were ready to call it a day, I would get in bed and Sheldon would jump up with this ball. We played fetch for a while, then when he tired, he would choose one of his other favorite toys and get down in his bed. He always slept with a toy.
This is a most precious gift, from a most treasured friend. I took a photo of this drawing in front of the pillows that are also in the drawing.
And here it is hanging on the wall next to my bed. I see it every morning when I wake up and every night when I go to bed. This brings me much happiness.
Sharon is so talented, here is just a sampling of some of her other work…
Thank you Sharon, your friendship means the world to me.
Before I go, I have one more thing to get to…drumroll, please. The winner of my giveaway is
Tracy, I hope you enjoy this chair as much as I enjoy mine and I hope that you'll take it somewhere to watch the sunset. Email me, there's a link in my sidebar.