Let me introduce you to Kerryanne.
Isn't she gorgeous?
Yes she is - both inside and out!
If her almost-teenage daughter, Aimee, is reading this she will be saying "Oh, go get a room!"
LOL...he he he...
I had the great pleasure of meeting Kerryanne about a year ago, you can read all about it here. Kerryanne is a treasured and valued friend, and (until very recently) was my painting tutor as well. In fact - all of the lovely ladies from Kerryanne's painting class are valued friends and wonderful people - how blessed am I? :-)
Here we all are pictured last night at a restaurant in town. From Left to Right: Andrea, Karen, Marisa, Anne, Kerryanne and me.
The occasion? I wouldn't call it a "farewell party", but more of a "celebration" for Kerryanne, as she is about to fulfill one of her dreams and relocate her family and home for a new life in the beautiful coastal town of Port Macquarie.
Of course, gifts go hand-in-hand with celebrations!
Us "painting girls" all contributed to a leaving gift for Kerryanne... and here she is opening the first part of it...
I designed and made this bag for Kerryanne so that when she heads off for a beach walk in Port, she can carry her sketchpad, pens and brushes with her in a purpose-made tote.
My inspiration came from this picture posted on Kerryanne's blog, last week. It is a vista from Lighthouse Beach in Port Macquarie. Isn't it beautiful? Her favourite colour is blue, which was ideal for the look I wanted to create.
Then when Kerryanne opens her bag to retrieve her sketchbook she will always be reminded that she is living her dream... and that her friends are so proud of her and always wish her well!
The stitchery on the inside of the bag reads: "May the sun always shine on your dreams".
Kerryanne - I am going to miss you like crazy! But I have no doubt that we will see each other again and that our friendship will continue to blossom!
As for your future... I have no doubt that it will be a bright one! You deserve every happiness in the world!
Until next time - let's all remember to live our dreams!!
Hugs! Vikki x