Monday, April 25, 2011
Every Inchie Monday...Joy
Happy Birthday to Don...today you are 86 and glowing with love and laughter. He and Betty have been married since September 4, 2010 so technically they are still on their honeymoon. The "Kids" have just returned from a cruise in Hawaii on a Norwegian Cruise ship. They have some incredible photographs and wonderful memories. JOY JOY JOY!!! that does seem to be the theme for our day. We shared a wonderful dinner and laughter about the obvious question..."what were you doing last night?"
I created my JOY Inchie with the memory of holding a real koala in my arms when I was in Australia. The gentle furry creature just cuddled down into my arms and seemed to know that I would never hurt him and he could be safe in my cuddle for as long as we both wanted. It was a miracle that I was actually in Australia and I dream to go back for another month long visit.
I am not sure how...but the thermometer was askew today in our old building...and well it was warm outside and warmer inside the studio. I had to dig out my trusty old electric fan to keep myself cool enough to work. But have you ever tried to work...create...and layer paper collage with a fan blowing??? Not so easy for the average guy or girl...but I did finally find the sweet spot to allow the layers to go down without flying away and another sweeter spot to dry the layers. I made Don's birthday card...I think I have made one for the last 12 or 13 years to celebrate his BIG day. I also worked on some softer collages to make into sympathy cards...I have had a request for these cards so it is time to have them available... tomorrow I will work on simple verses and work with a gold pen and practice with my dip calligraphy pen.
"When you are finished changing....well you are finished." Ben Franklin Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart