One thing that really warms my heart is a person who gives a very thoughtful gift. When the giver takes the time to think about what the receiver values and gives a gift that honors and celebrates those priorities, it’s pretty incredible. And I feel especially lucky, as an artist, when I get to be a part of that. A client reached out to me in the fall to create a gift for his mom’s 70th birthday. I blogged about this stained and fused glass family tree on December 6, 2018 when I first began creating the tree and this is a photo I took of the finished product. Her birthday was in January but the weather prevented him from being able to give her the gift on time and I didn’t want to ruin his surprise by posting about it before she received it. As I was creating it, I kept thinking about how happy she will be each time she looks at the gift that came from her son and recognizes her deep love of her family. Happy 70th birthday!