A couple of weeks ago, I went to my friend Jan's house for dinner. My friends Nancy and Patty were also there. We ALWAYS have a good girl's night together. Much to my surprise, Jan gave us all a gift when we left. It is the stone container pictured above, that I turned into a very elegant brush holder. It is speckled in a natural pattern and is very chic...just like Jan. I added the pitcher in the back....but it has nothing to do with the dinner or Jan. It was on the table a couple of days later when I was sketching with friends Celeste and Carrie. I think Carrie put it there for her sketch, but it worked for mine, too. Good friends are the greatest gifts. Of course, this painting is on a card which I will now use as a thank you note to Jan and use this as an opportunity to thank Carrie for putting that pitcher there!