A friend and artist offered me some watercolors that she had received by mistake. I accepted thinking it was a couple of tubes and after making sure she really didn't want to keep them. I was surprised by the generosity of this gift. This was not just a couple of tubes but several and all are exciting fun colors like Leaf Green, Horizon Blue and Jaune Brilliant #2. When it comes to art supplies I am a hoarder. Everything else in my house, except for family and pets, gets edited and sent packing. This is due to living for several years in a New York City studio apartment where one learns to perform spring cleaning in all seasons. But art supplies are a different matter. They may sit for months in my studio waiting for attention. They are emblematic of "what if " and "someday" and also, like a new toy, they ask me to play. So my friend if you are reading this I thank you for this generous gift of new shiny toys.