Hello friends and followers,
It has been a bit of off and on for me and writing as my work seems to be sucking most of my brain these days. And then there are the holidays. I swear I don’t know how I did much of what I managed when my four children were younger. I guess I have to plead temporary insanity or something like it. Today’s post was inspired my good blogging friend Dan Antion of No Facilities
Dan blogs about so many interesting things and you should check out his latest post, Christmas Traditions. He does a series called If We Were Having a Beer which is great. And, hey, I know the bartender so can get you a good drink. 😉
When I decided to jump back into some painting, I thought I would go easy and slip in with some little watercolor items. I was inspired by another talented blogging friend Kate Powell. Her blog has loads of beautiful art she has created along with her other projects. She and her husband have boundless energy and creative ventures.
When I did this little picture, simple and straightforward, I thought it would make a nice little bookmark. So I decided to finish it off with some jewelry, since that is my most recent passion. Then of course I shared it with my friends for some feedback.
Someone liked it! They really liked it!
And he wanted to order two! They would be specialized, of course, which is my favorite thing to do, whether it is baking a cake or making cookies, jewelry….I love to create something that will thrill someone or touch their hearts in a special way. What were the themes to be?
- Rod Serling, for the biography he would be giving as a Christmas gift
- Something for his Mom.
“What does she like?”, I ask unwittingly.
“Bowling, gambling and Jesus, but not necessarily in that order,” was his reply. I can somehow see him grinning a devious grin as he typed his response. lol But it was plenty to work with so I decided to start with the challenging one first. I mean Rod Serling-the possibilities were endless!
Bowling, gambling and Jesus. Well, my creative, tenacious mind thought perhaps I could pull it off, I mean getting all that interest onto one bookmark, but how? My mind reeled! Jesus bowling? Hmmm….perhaps not. A bowling ball with a cross on it? Nahhhh…..likely been done. I got it! A slot machine called Bowling For Jesus. (Okay don’t be offended all you serious Christians, because one thing I know is that God has a sense of humor. I mean just look at the Dodo. ) Jesus would be bowling for you. Any strike gets you a thousand dollars, but bowling the Holy Trinity will get into the pearly gates! How is that for genius? Ahhhh….guess not.
So I focused on the bowling aspect, always a favorite Friday night fun thing for me as a teen too, and decided to add the other interests into the jewelry end of things. What do you think? I hope she loves it. It was such fun to make and I am so happy my friend asked me to do this. I would love to do more! Any special requests?
Rod Serling? Oh well…. here is how that one turned out. I just didn’t have enough room for all of his accomplishments so stuck to the highlights.
Both bookmarks have textured backing. Well that was my most fun Christmas project this year!
What about you, creatively speaking? I would love to know what you have been up to. Thanks again for allowing me to participate in your Christmas gift giving, my friend. It has been a pure pleasure!