At Christmas Santa gifted me with a subscription to Curly Girl Designâ€™s Love Delivered.
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.
Then the job becomes figuring out whom to send these pearls of wisdom to.
The list of recipients is almost completed, but the writing of the cards is still to be done.
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.
The third installment had festive polkadot tissue paper with a fabulous sticker on it.
It was begging to be converted into a pendant.
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.
I used a piece of Brenda Schwederâ€™s Now Thatâ€™s a Jig to form a polkadot pendant and made spirals emulating the happy dots.
After some shaping and bending I waxed the paper and added it on to the wire with black encaustic paint.
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.
Check out Leigh Standleyâ€™s amazing wisdom and quirky collage designs.
Iâ€™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.
It is fun to be encouraged to â€œlive imperfectly with great delight.â€