Old-fashioned, written words bring a smile to my face. How about yours? I’m blessed with the luxury of a combined writing office and craft room. For special notes, I use my card making station, below. The calming lake view helps during stressful times.
There’s room for two to create, and I’ll welcome company again soon. Hunkering down to customize birthday cards with die cuts and rubber stamps provides a diversion on rainy, chilly Pacific Northwest days.
Here’s a few recent birthday cards I put together; for my son and two friends. The critters on this card are a decent likeness to our furry family.
When I first met my friend, Jean, her mantra was that she provided a home for unwanted shoes-and she wears stiletto heels with pizzazz. As my city’s in shelter-in-place mode, the scrap paper with the plate carrying birds seemed appropriate.
‘Auntie’ Jeanette became our beloved vanny- nanny. She proudly assumed the role of my co-pilot and a perfect care giver to my toddler boys while we all drove to sales calls at local food service accounts. We both enjoyed the income. It’s been twenty-five years of friendship.
Spock handles inventory control and I appreciate his cheerful presence. He sits beside me whether I’m doing cards or writing, which I’m interspersing with gardening.
My third book, The Targeted Pawn, released on March 18th, so I’m polishing completed manuscripts to offer my editor and writing the biography of a 96 year old friend.
Whatever helps your imagination to blossom, I hope you carve out a few moments for recharging.
Happy trails, Sally