Monday, January 17, 2011

Handmade for Christmas #2

Carrie and I really like Jason Mraz and his clever song lyrics and melodic voice. One of our favorite songs of his is Make It Mine, and most particularly a line that includes the words "...and over to a table at the Gratitude Cafe." What a sweet gift she gave me for Christmas: a canvas she painted for my kitchen with those words on it:
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in November 2008, Carrie entered a radio contest and won "meet and greet" passes before Jason's concert. Here's a picture of Carrie and me back stage with Jason. Cool, huh? Carrie was really star struck but I was cool as a cucumber {right}..
His grumpy body guard said no autographs, but that didn't stop this mom from getting one for Carrie anyway. :o)
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Jason has a great blog that's edgy and fresh and earth loving. I couldn't embed the official video for "Make it Mine," so here's an acoustic version if you'd like to take a listen:

Thanks, Carrie, for the sweet and thoughtful gift. I love it!

19 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Deb,
That's beautiful! I had the pleasure of seeing Jason Mraz last summer before last at a music festival. We were very close to the stage, and he was AWESOME! Thanks for bringing back the memory.
Rinda

Amy said...

Oh you make me giggle Deb - cool as a cucumber and not star struck ... as if!!!!! ;-)
The canvas looks fabulous - Carrie is a talented young lady - just like her Mum :-)

scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely gift,Deb.

Karen said...

Such fun you and Carrie have together! Are those red walls in your kitchen? I love them--and the sign as well.

traci said...

that's awesome. i like his music too.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What a perfect gift for you! Looks like your girl is as sweet as her mom!

Carrie Rosalind said...

So glad that you like it! :) It looks really cute hanging in your kitchen!

Mom said...

Awww! So sweet! Great painting, great post, great video! xo

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift. You're so cool hanging with rock stars!! :)

Karena said...

Deb what a fun experience!! Love that you are an artist and I found your site!!

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Xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Ruth said...

He's not someone I have heard of before, but such great lryics! Carrie is obviously very telented ~ the apple didn't fall very far from the tree, did it?

Karen said...

I only have one Jason Mraz song on my ipod - the only one I have heard in the UK - I'm yours - really like it. Love your canvas from Carrie.

Rhona said...

I love Jason Mraz's music and play it all the time. Never been lucky enough to go to one of his concerts but how cool that you did! And if you like Jason's music, you may like Joshua Radin too? xx

Stitchfork said...

Those are the best gifts - ones with meaning behind them!
Cathy

ella@lifeologia said...

I love Jason Mraz too and that canvas was the coolest idea ;)

Beverly said...

What an awesome gift, cute and carries a special meaning! It looks great :) Oh, YOU need to check out my latest post!!!!!!

Lady Moon said...

How lucky to get to meet him. I love that the gifts your family gives and gets from each other is handmade from the heart. I love it.

Margaret said...

Super, super sweet.

humel said...

Wow, that's cool :-) The canvas, and the prize!

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