It's always a pleasure - and exciting - when I receive donated artwork pertaining to a specific themed show. But, on occasion, I'll receive a completely unanticipated, thoughtful handmade art card. Art from the heart. Art that simply and genuinely expresses appreciation of friendship.

This drawing of a red peony was created by by Henry L. Albanez. Henry used black pen and colored pencils on drawing paper.

What a beautiful thing to receive during the cold grey of winter. It reminds me that Spring is not far off.

Peonies …

Apposite blossoms – the bold

Archetypes of grace.



Leslie, Director