Last year when my mom was visiting, she bought me a metal ornament which was a garden angel. Through the year the top layer of decorative paint had come off; she had no flowers on her dress anymore and only 1 eye! So while we were sitting outside in the afternoon, my mom repainted my angel for me. My mom is a very talented painter, so I was glad I asked her. She used a collection of older enamels and had to work with my limited supply of brushes. That must be hard for an artist - to work with someone else's supplies. I like how she's tanned; she should be, she's outside all the time! And green eyes seem perfect for a garden angel too.
Present update: JP also gave me a cute purse/makeup bag and a business card holder (don't forget the iPod Nano and Otter waterproof case). I also received a gift certificate for a spa from 2 guys I work with plus my generous brother said I could buy a Broil King BBQ (I've already printed the list of dealers so I can look around for the one we want!) My mom gave me the gorgeous pumps.
And my lilies opened up in time for my birthday - thank you Mother Nature.
Oh yes....Thank you Cynthia for the lovely birthday wishes, how nice of you! Aren't July birthdays the best?