I went to visit one of my cousins this weekend, and made him and his wife a small mixed media picture as a little “nice to see you present.” I also made them one of those pumpkins that were covered in book pages. They liked that, too.
My cousin made jambalaya and corn muffins for lunch, and it was so nice to visit with them. We realized we hadn’t seen each other for two years! Every since our big Christmas gathering at our house. Yikes, time flies. We made a promise not to let too much time slip away like that again. We basically spent the whole summer going, “We should get together this summer.” LOL! Of course, my work schedule is insane and so is DH’s, and they have a retail business so it all gets very busy.
I realized I’m starting to hate the word busy. I use it as much as anyone. But really, everyone is busy. I even wrote about being too busy for friends and how to keep a friendship going when you’re busy. I’m not sure if it’s the number of activities we try and cram in, or how much some of us work, but busyness definitely affects our lives. I wish we could all just slow down enough to enjoy every little thing. You know?
Okay, I got sidetracked with my busy rant. Here’s the mixed media picture. I used a really small canvas for this. I wanted this just to be a nice little “I’ve been thinking about you” gift.
I printed off photos I had of them and also stole one from their Facebook page. I said to them, “See, be careful what you put on Facebook because someone like me will take it and make a craft project out of it.”
I painted the sides….
and glued the pieces on….
and did some painting and more gluing…
then finished it with a quote I like from the Bible. “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
The thing is, between my camera and my scanner, I couldn’t get a clear picture of the thing. But you get the idea. The point was, they liked it and even better? We had a great time getting together.
What a sweet and thoughtful gift. No wonder they liked it.
Sharon F says
What a fabulous gift and project! I’m sure your cousin will treasure it for years to come…. off to check out that pumpkin now!
Thanks, Sharon! Hope you like the pumpkin project.