One of my dearest friends is turning thirty-five in a few days. Here I sit, mulling, questioning, contemplating. What could I possibly get this fabulous lady that could encompass what she means to me? We are already celebrating with one of her bucket-list items, a full day at the spa. (I have never done this before and am bubbling over on the inside with excitement.)
I wanted just a bit more, however. Something I could give her besides a card. I think back to the gifts I have received in the past that have touched me in some way. Ah-ha! I’ve got it! A homemade bookmark. The soon to be thirty-five year old is an avid reader so of course, a bookmark makes sense.
Have you ever received a package in the mail that was beautiful? I mean, the packaging itself, stunning? Well, I have. It is really special. I’ve pictured it below. I have saved it because of its beauty, the time and thought that went into the creation and because it came from someone that meant a lot to me.
So, I set out on my creation. First, I gather the supplies. I need twine, a coffee filter, cardstock, scissors, glue, markers and fabric. Next, I begin creating. I carefully choose the color scheme that most closely grasps what’s going on inside my head and away I go on my coffee filter. Scratch, scratch, scratch, bleed, bleed, bleed, the markers of course.
A final spray to the filter with a water bottle and the colors bleed even more. (If you have never done this before, its really quite fun.) After letting it dry, I cut it out in the shape of the bookmark, glue it onto the cardstock and decorate to my liking.
I can’t wait to give it to her tomorrow. Celebration in the form of art. Celebratory Art!