My "Crowd-Sourced" Birthday Gift

Just so you know, the painting is now in my LIVING ROOM!!!

For those of you who don't know the story, I originally saw the painting on artist, Cori Berg's Facebook page. The moment being shared between the mother swan and the "ugly duckling" really captured me, and because the cost of the painting was out of my reach, I had a thought--a crazy but possibly workable thought--to ask people who would normally either buy me a present or send me a card to contribute. 

It became such a fun thing to look each morning to see if the meter had moved--and for people to message me to let me know when it did just in case I'd missed it.

I can't tell you how much it means to me that my friends went in together to make this happen. Well, it did. And is one of the best birthday gifts of all time.


Cori Lynn Berg said...

I'm so happy this piece found it's way to your home! To add another layer to it's meaning, the larger swan can also be seen and the duckling's future self -- a statement for all those young people or older people "in process" to hang on, keep up the struggle. Your future self can heal the pain of the past.

Happy, happy birthday to you! And a big thank you also to all those who helped bring this to you! Cori Berg

Cathy_H said...

Cori, it is so cool that you would say that. I was sitting on the couch looking at it this morning and thinking about how I didn't only relate to the "ugly duckling" but also to the swan too.

Such a cool concept.

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