Thursday, 23 August 2007

The Sweetest Thing

The other night I went through my boxes of cards, notes, concert tickets, etc. that I've been holding onto for years, specifically looking for this. This is one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me or given me. I pulled it out because I want to frame it finally (I've been meaning to do that for forever). It's from my high school friend, Jon, who gave this to me in 1992. I haven't seen him since high school. I'm not sure why we didn't stay friends over the years. I think it's because I was intimidated by him! I Googled Jon to see if I could find him, and I did! I figured he'd be a successful artist and I was right. Even in 8th grade he was voted "most creative."

Here's a little illustration he did for me after giving me the book Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah. Click to see it larger.

And here's what he's doing now. Pretty amazing.

Images courtesy of Jon


LCerre said...

Great blog Leigh...thanks for you kind remarks on my site.

I'm linking yours to mine right now

michelle said...

Wow how cool! His work is really amazing. I went through a phase like that too, when I think back on it, it kinda makes me laugh, how silly was that! Whew, glad THAT is over.

becoming-home said...

I wanna know more! Like what did he say when you found him? Was he happy to hear from you? So fun to find lost friends..

Leigh said...

You're funny! He was very surprised and said he was thrilled and humbled that I kept the note and the drawing. We exchanged a few emails playing catch up on our lives. It was good to find him and hear back from him.