Thursday, August 15, 2013
Abundance of Pears...
Sometimes our friends move away and we don't see them as often as we once did. However this does not mean that we don't think of them often and miss them. So when her birthday was close by in August I got busy. She loves pears as the symbol of "abundance" and that is her guiding word...abundance. I have a lovely pear stamp and know how much she likes to send handwritten notes. My gift to her...
Golden parchment note cards hand stamped with golden pears. I also lined the envelopes with a lovely golden paper. Somehow abundance just required gold.
I also made the birthday card using my pear stamp. This time I hand colored it with my Inktense pencils that are water soluble. Not as much gold here. I used an ecru card and envelope. The envelope is lined with a delicious copper moire paper that is also on the card under the watercolor pear layer.
Here is the set of note cards wrapped with the gold paper and another stamped hand colored pear on the band that holds the cards and envelopes together. Her beautifully hand written thank you card tells me she received them and how much she likes them. Happy Birthday my friend.
Summer is rushing along. We are in the conclusion half of August. Our weather continues to be absolutely glorious. Not too hot in the days and cool in the evenings. We are having an issue of bad air quality due to a very large fire burning in the forest miles from us. The area is so remote and dry it is putting up more smoke than normal as it hasn't burned there in over 50 years. Thankfully no homes or businesses are affected.
Daily life is keeping me very busy. I am truly grateful for being able to have the time to just be and do...whatever is needed. Volunteer work...home life...Mr. C...gluing...glittering...sewing...errands...you know the program. You are smiling as you are very familiar with the routine of nothing normal aren't you? How can so many hours just slip by without really getting anything accomplished?!!
Sunny Summer Smiles...or...Winter Bliss...
May you truly enjoy what you are busy doing. Life is good. Thank you for your wonderful comments.