When I say many thanks, here, I mean two things. First of all I needed to thank many people, and secondly, I made many cards. I had some fun with my Tombow dual brush markers and you can see by the marks on my desk pad that I made a bunch of cards. I made 30 all alike, then the one at the bottom, separately.
The 30 cards were for 30 amazing people who showed up on a hot Sunday morning to do yard work for my Dad who lives next door. He and I had been caring for my mom, and he had been unable to keep up with the yard. The people brought chain saws, a tractor, loppers, a four wheeler to haul a trailer, clippers, shovels, and other tools. The amount of work that they accomplished was phenomenal. Words cannot really express how much what they did was appreciated.
The lower card was made for a special friend of mine in appreciation for some lovely gifts. This is a new friend who I have not even yet met in person! We became friends due to God-arranged unique circumstances. Thanks to texting, we are getting to know each other and look forward to meeting face to face in November.
Today’s Envelope Art is before the stamp and address. I didn’t want to spoil the picture with those.
I got a masking pen for my birthday and have been playing with it. Lots of fun! First you draw the shape of whatever you don’t want paint to stick to. Then after it dries you can paint over the top of it. Then peel it off. It is rubbery and strechy at that point.
I was on my way to the airport in the early morning to pick up my son. He lives so very far away and I was so excited! I was focused and committed to getting there in time and hugging him.
However, along my route, I passed this lovely morning scene. I told myself I must not miss the opportunity to capture such beauty. So many times I have driven on by because it was inconvenient to stop or I was just wanting to get to my destination.
I am so glad I backed up for this one. And I also made it to the airport in time.
Today’s Envelope Art:
What we do with our NOW affects our LATER. What we do with our NOW will change our brain for enrichment or for demise. We may invest each NOW in a way that will result in true joy & benefit to ourselves and to others. We have precious moments NOW.
TIME–a precious gift. Use it wisely.
[I have a beautiful new book entitled Hand Lettering for Relaxation. I am really going to enjoy this book, written by Amy Latta. This envelope art was inspired by the first assignment in the book.]