On My Desk: One Becomes Many

Anticipating February mail art, I was inspired to work on an 18×24 inch mixed-media sheet this weekend. I love working with the layers to see what emerges. The technique I use relaxes me and I can just let go and play! Isn’t that what it’s really all about?

Fun February Layers waiting to be cut into 18 postcards!

Full sheet waiting to be cut into 18 postcards!

A close-up of the detail

A close-up of the detail before cutting.

Eighteen piece Mash-up!

Eighteen piece Mash-up!

Looking forward to working on the individual pieces… until then, I thought I’d share a little more Valentine inspiration with you on this Ground Hog Day…

This year's Valentine Tree

This year’s Valentine Tree

Wherever you are, I hope you’re staying warm and dry!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love Out Loud!

Love Out Loud!

Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

For many, Valentine’s Day is not openly celebrated in love, but loathed for its ability to build one’s hopes, often ending in grand disappointment. Folks tend to grump about this Greeting Card Holiday as though it were created merely for the purpose of their own personal torture. Some are attached, but in a difficult relationship. Others are unattached, that in itself creating a resentment toward the holiday and those of us who find ourselves head over heels in love. Still others are simply unhappy and cannot see the beauty and love in the world.

There IS an alternative to all that grumping!

CHOOSE to LOVE anyway!

LOVE YOURSELF!

LOVE YOUR FRIENDS!

LOVE YOUR CHILDREN!

Love is in the details. No money for grand gestures? That’s okay. Write your child a love note, telling him/her how proud you are of them, how much you love them! Give yourself permission to take time to do something you rarely have the opportunity for in this busy life: take a nap, read a book, take a bath. Phone a friend; just because.

Those ideas don’t strike a chord with you?

Why not focus on others, a stranger maybe? It is, after all, Random Acts of Kindness week! The Golden Rule tells us to treat others as we would like to be treated. Do something small and seemingly insignificant for someone and I promise you WILL be changed by it!

Now, go! Go forth and LOVE OUT LOUD!

Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!