June is a time to celebrate the acomplishments of students, express apreciation to dedicated teachers who guided them along, and weddings, just to name a few. Teacup Greeting cards with an added gift of delicious tea helps sweeten the sentiment.
With some left over paint and a 5'x20" strip of canvas left over from another project, I decided to keep playing.
First I laid down my favorite color combination, blue and green, horizontally over the entire canvas.
Next I created the clouds.
Experimenting with an old course brush I stippled the colors on to create the impression of a garden.
hope you are having a blessed day and can find a bit of time to be
creative with whatever you have just laying around!!! After all, being
creative is an attribute we received from God our creator, who made us
in His image.
The LORD God planted a garden
eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out
of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the
sight and good for food. Gen. 2:8 & 9
It now cost 44 cents to send a letter, and with the increase comes a new challenge. By placing the 1 cent stamps closer together horizontally, I was able to leave a narrow space through the center to add a name and address. I'll send this one to my Pop, which is what I call my dad. That way Pop will have a matching set with Mom's letter. They moved out of the city to a very small town, where I'm sure there will be a fun discussion with the Postwoman.
For some reason we ended up with a lot of 1 cent stamps. 60 sheets, actually. I didn't know this before, but the Post Office doesn't exchange unused stamps for stamps of a different value. So I asked the Post Master if I could send a letter using all 1 cent stamps, and he said, "I guess so." In the little rectangular space left over I wrote my mom's address. She said it arrived with each stamp hand stamped. Now that the postage rates went up again, I needed to get creative when sending my Dad's letter.
This little bee paused for a moment just before going into the center of this rose, as if to give "Thanks" to its Creator. Once inside, it buzzed and wiggled in the pollen, like a small child's first jump into multicolored balls at Chuck E. Cheese.
Oh, to be able to say, "I work all day in the center of lovely fragrant blossoms."
She was a joy to watch, and I gave "Thanks" to our Creator that she came to visit my garden.