Monday, February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day
This morning, I realized that I was going to see the students I am advisor to at the Willows and that I would like to bring them a valentine. Ordinarily, I have cards and trinkets for all occasions coming out of my ears. Today, however, I found myself oddly lacking. So I was then presented with a choice: I could go to my nearest Walgreens and get a generic box of Russell Stover Candy or a small M&M figurine with small M&M's in it's belly, OR, I could be like the crafty folks whose blogs I like to read and haul out the most accessible art supplies and make them myself. Option two seemed a lot more fun.
I spent half an hour in my pajamas walking around the house looking for the paint, brushes, masking tape (always elusive) and a container for water (I am now that kind of girl: the kind that washes empty yogurt containers to use later for things like holding water for your paints...), and paper. Once I located everything, I was on my way to handmade Valentine land!
I find painting to be quite therapeutic and if it weren't for the fact that I was chomping at the bit to start sewing for the day, I would have spent all morning mindlessly painting hearts on little pieces of watercolor paper.
At any rate, about 45 minutes later, the brushes were washed, the paint was drying, and I was off to lay out my next quilt and sew it together.
The girls will probably appreciate the i-tunes gift cards I am including more than these hearts. But, painting these has made me smile and sometimes, that is all that counts!
Happy Valentines day to all my fellow quilters!