When Mike was little, one year I wrapped gifts in brown paper so we could decorate them using foam stamps and acrylic paint. The next year, as Mike and I stamped packages, Jim decided to paint pictures on packages. A tradition was born. Each year we paint packages for each other. I’ve saved them all, put into artist porfolio books. It’s fun looking back at what we’ve done the past ten years—especially how much Mike’s interests have changed as he’s grown.
Here are some from this year. Mike painted this beautiful cardinal.
Here’s one by Jim. Santa is taking a Sonic break.
I’ve got a snowman toasting a marshmallow; don’t get too close to that fire!