"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature," said Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thomas Kinkade celebrates the joys of friendship with this new full-color book. Featuring quotes on friendship and thoughts on walking together through life with others, The Garden of Friendship offers a beautiful way for readers to share how much a friendship means. Peaceful garden scenes that inspire quiet reflection, as well as Scriptures and thoughts on friendship from wise men and women, make this a book to treasure like a favorite companion. Thomas Kinkade says, "I intentionally seek out companions who enjoy good conversation and positive activities; people who, like me, believe that life still offers a lot to be hopeful about and that many of the problems in the world are fixable." The Garden of Friendship reminds us all of that rare gift: a good friend.
|About the Contributor(s)||Thomas Kinkade
As America’s most-collected living artist, Thomas Kinkade has become a kind of Norman Rockwell for the new millennium. Kinkade has parlayed his background as a California family man and devout Christian to preside over a growing art empire that includes everything from books and prints to Bible covers and furniture fabric. Virtually unknown until the late 1990s, the self-described "painter of light" has seen his artistic talent develop into a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, a thriving website, a string of walk-in galleries, and a strong presence on the QVC home-shopping network. (A USA Weekend report noted that the artist’s share in the company stock was worth up to $30 million.) Because editions of his prints sell in the millions, an "original Kinkade" is a virtually unattainable object. He is a best-selling author and has illustrated such books as A Child’s Christmas at St. Nicholas Circle by Douglas Kaine McKelvey
|Publish Date||Oct 20, 2000|