You may recall that I have a tendency to procrastinate. I figure if something gets done at the last minute, it still gets done, right? Valentine’s Day will be no exception. I was, however, given an unexpected gift today: time. We had a snow storm, school was cancelled and I got to work on a few creative projects that had been sitting on the dining room table for a few days.
First up was a collage for the front door. The base is a cardboard heart. I added a few accordion-pleated pages from a book, topped it with some smaller hearts and other paper ephemera. I played with the arrangement and swapped various papers until I was happy with the arrangement. Now it is hanging on the door to our home. It will be there for just a few days, but it’s done, and can be used for years to come.
I also had decided that I would make a Valentine’s Day card for Scott. Since I had most of my art supplies sitting on the table, I figured I’d just go ahead with that idea. I wanted to create something masculine, yet romantic. I looked through my stacks of images and papers and found a vintage photograph of a man holding a bouquet of flowers, presumably for his sweetheart, and another image of a Greek statue of Atlas, supporting the world on his back. I mounted the vintage photograph with the old-fashioned lick’em and stick’em mounts. I created a transparency of the Atlas figure and mounted it on a tag to be tucked into the floral heart in the foreground. I added some rubber stamp images and a few other embellishments. The card turned out must the way I wanted it to: strong, masculine, romantic. It’s perfect for what I want to say to my soon-to-be husband.
So the card is done. The gifts are purchased, although they are not wrapped yet. It’s only Tuesday. I’ve got plenty of time, don’t I?
Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovers!