Wednesday, February 3, 2010
only five more to go
My dear friend is having a Valentine's party on Saturday. She has been having one for years.
It started with a suggestion from the book, Simple Abundance, of gathering with some friends for a Valentine's tea to make valentines. Well, she stepped up to the plate that year and hosted the first of many..lost count now.
We were 10 then....now we are over 30 in number. We started out making them at her house, but now we come with valentines in hand and at her house we make a project or additional cards for our families while eating treats and drinking tea...and then we are treated to a fabulous lunch.
How she does it with such love, I don't know...but she is one of a kind...wished there were more like her...the world needs more like her....loving, selfless,nuturing,encouraging..and such an artist.
But 30...? That's a whole lot of valentine making!
At first when the group was small....I made real cards...directed to the indivdual friend....but 30?...even I'm not that good..hehe
So the last few years I have cheated by doing tags about love......bookmarks as I see them
First I collect words....do you know how hard it is to find the word LOVE in magazines?
Then I search for backgrounds
next I haul out all my collage stuff...and I mean stuff
For weeks I assemble...uh...but this year...I am not home much...problemmm!
So .... I am still not finished...I have 25 assembled...5 not started
but there is so much more work to complete them all...you see... the artist in me
is not happy with just put together...it most say something
and it must be balanced in color and compostion
...oh this one's not right and that one needs some gold and oh my that one is boring!
Oh the critic within!
My dear husband asked me if I was coming to bed last night...it was 11:15pm.....I go to bed at 9:30 (I'm old)
I started to tell him all my complaints about my work....and he looked at me like I had three heads
"They're just Valentines...really"
Really...really?.....well, I know who's not getting one this year...
at least not a homemade one!