Friday, April 29, 2011


Oil on Panel
36" x 18" x 2"

Click on image for detail

Today is my dad's birthday...and I thought I'd surprise him here with his gift (the painting - not an exotic vacation!)

This spot in Hawaii is very special for my entire family (in fact I got married a few yards from here!)

My dad is amazing, and I'm blessed to have him in my life. He's traveling right now, so hopefully he won't mind that a few hundred people "open" his present before him ;)

"There's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself." - John Gregory Brown



  1. The painting, not the trip?! Love it! The painting, not the pboto.

  2. Ooh I love opening presents and what a lovely one it is too.

    Happy Birthday, Jane's Dad! x

  3. Awesome present for your dad Jane...I am SURE he will LOVE it! I do!

  4. Jane, thanks so much. It is perfect. Much better than the photograph with your inimitable style. You never fail to please.

    Love you.


  5. Dad, love you too - Happy Birthday!
    So glad you like it! I wasn't sure you'd have computer access - look forward to hearing how mum pulled that off! xoxo

  6. Pam, Gillian, and Saundra - thanks for your great comments, that was fun!

  7. Absolutely beautiful, Jane. I know your dad will cherish this so very much. Happy birthday to your dad!