My Favorite Birthday Present EVER.

July 23, 2009

I have just received the most belated and EXTRAORDINARY Birthday Present of all time. Patrick David Melroy Hawkins aka “U-Betcha” just presented me with three beautiful leather tool belt pouches. Tool pouches are an impossible item to try and pick out for someone else, too many options: leather or canvas, 8 pockets or 10, metal hooks??? They are extremely personal decisions. In those final frantic moments of art show installation it all comes down to how quickly you can find the tape measure, the hammer, the correct size screw… and that perfect organization is dependent on the right tool pouch. It’s alot of pressure. The future success of my entire art career could depend on it. It’s a huge decision for someone to make for me. But Patrick took on the challenge and chose pouches more exquisite than I would have been able to choose myself. He choose the exquisite Graber-made 10 pocket supreme leather work pouch constructed of Soft Diamond Tanned Leather, a very multi-functional perfect-size Canvas and Leather Bolt Bag and a most curious shaped and beautiful leather welding rod pouch. It’s humbling to have someone put so much thought and consideration into my birthday gift. I’m truly flattered.