In all honesty, one of the best(material)gifts i have ever been given is the sketchbook my parents surprised me with on my 18th birthday. I had told my mom that I'd like a "nice sketchbook" to turn into art, & the one she found was most definitely far beyond the one i had envisioned.
It came in a soft handmade fabric sleeve, & is made out of leather.
It's a piece of art in itself.
It took me nearly a year to even put a mark inside of it. I was just waiting for the right moment.
Upon starting the book, I have decided that I'm not going to let anyone see what goes on between the pages until it is entirely full, & who knows when that will be.
But really though...I just want you to know, Momma(since I'm sure you're reading this at 5:30 A.M.) that I am making use out of it & it is a very beautiful thing. So, I thank you & Dad both.
You two know me so well.