I am expressing my great appreciation to my friend, Kate in NM (Writer of Words) for commissioning this wonderful portrait of my sweet Violet, the hen I recently lost to internal laying, and to my young friend,Olivia (Horse Feathers), the very talented artist who took on the job! It just came with my very conscientious mail carrier, who called me to let me know she had a package and did not want to risk bending it by putting it in the box. What a beautiful remembrance of my Violet! It is so touching that you two went into cahoots to give me this lovely, and very unexpected, gift! I will frame it and hang it near my computer so I can see Vi every day from now on. Here is that great lady, Violet. Thank you again, both of you!!!!! Just look at the beautiful detail in this piece!