Thursday, June 05, 2008

A Very Special Day for Mr. Sketch

Today my (forallintentsandpurposes) brother turns 29. It's a special birthday for him because 29 is his favorite number. He likes it, not because it has particular significance, but simply for how it looks on the page. This is only one of a thousand reasons I'm so fond of this kid.

I met this birthday boy years ago when he started loving my sister. And now I have no trouble saying he's definitely part of our family. He is also one of the most creative and playful artists I've ever known. Not only does he follow his own vision but he teaches kids to follow theirs. I've often wished I could have been a student in one of his art classes because I see the absolute joy he feels in being a part of art and I have to think his students see that too.

So Happy Birthday, Mr. Sketch! If I could afford it, I would totally buy this lovely Holy Mother figure for you to add to your collection. Sadly, the image will have to do (for now!) because I just don't have the money. But, you're an artist; you know all about that.

6 comments:

mama cardboard said...

Happy Birthday, Son! :-)

bamboo said...

Happy Birthday, Bro! :-)

cardboard said...

Aww, you guys are the best. We're such a happy family!

nicholas said...

WoW, thanks cardboard and family:) YOu truly made my day. i cant stop smiling!

Alison said...

You guys are the best, most loving people around. Man am I lucky.

Alison said...

And... happy birthday honey. I Love you!