Love Delivered Inspiration

At Christmas Santa gifted me with a subscription to Curly Girl Design’s Love Delivered.

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Each quarter, the wonderful people at Curly Girl Design pack up their latest releases, boxed sets of cards and other odds and ends to cheer the recipient up.

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Then the job becomes figuring out whom to send these pearls of wisdom to.

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The list of recipients is almost completed, but the writing of the cards is still to be done.

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My aim is to take some of my electronic hiatus weekend days to sit down with pen and paper and write (scribble) someone a personal note. Handwritten notes are so unusual these days, and I’ve relied too much on electronic (group) correspondence the past few years.

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The third installment had festive polkadot tissue paper with a fabulous sticker on it.

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It was begging to be converted into a pendant.

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I pasted some of the tissue paper on the back of the pendant to even out the stickiness, and then twisted wire into a circle to go around the sticker shape.

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I used a piece of Brenda Schweder’s Now That’s a Jig to form a polkadot pendant and made spirals emulating the happy dots.

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After some shaping and bending I waxed the paper and added it on to the wire with black encaustic paint.

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These pendants will make their way to Etsy this week, so someone who does dream in perfect French can snap it up. I used to dream in Dutch, then German, but now it is mostly English.

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Check out Leigh Standley’s amazing wisdom and quirky collage designs.

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I’ve had her calendar two years in a row, and was fortunate to listen to her share her journey at the Creative Connection Event when I first responded to the tinglings of embarking on a creative life.

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It is fun to be encouraged to “live imperfectly with great delight.”

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