One of my favorite Christmas gifts this year was given to me by my mother. It's a beautiful and serene painting by an artist friend of hers, John Smith. My mother was struck by how much this painting looked like me (albeit from the back), so she bought it for me as a gift. While I wasn't the artist's model, just for fun, I decided to reinact the scene. Pretty close, no?! Thank you, Mom, I love it!