Gifts of gratitude

When you’re feeling down you can escape RL in many ways. For some any physical activity will release that pent-up stress that clouds the mind. For others anything art-related can bring solace like music either you’re “just” listening to it or actually writing or playing. In the same way reading or writing a book is a great way to let yourself carried away into another world. 

Music always played a really important role in my life which means I’ll always turn to music to feel better but reading was the ultimate switch. When I discovered “amateur” (read: non-professional, unpublished) authors through fanfiction my whole world opened up to not only awesome stories (learning more/better English was/is a delight!) but also to women of great value!

These women from all over the world, I’m proud to say are my friends today and now that I can express my gratitude in a “tangible” way I’m working on personalized gifts that will make them, I hope, see how much they mean to me.

One of the authors on my Top10 favorite list is Tina (writes under the penname: JP Summers). She mentioned that she was in the process of  repainting/decorating her home-office so I “seized” the opportunity and interrogated her about the colors she likes and I got to work.

My first idea was to spell her name in big 3D letters for her to put on a shelf. 

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A quick project

 School-year is nearing its end so my 8year old daughter requested a fun favor for all her classmates.

Because reading is essential (among other things) in getting better at spelling I whipped up a quick bookworm themed bookmark.

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I chose not to ink or pop-dot anything, after all these bookmarks are intended for kids to use.  It was meant to be cute and practical. I hope it serves its purpose.

For the girls with googly eyes and the boys plain but as my daughter requested “girls” and “boys” both should have pink mouths and black noses! 🙂  

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Details are still missing but the work is not done yet! 🙂 

I’ll be back!

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