This past week we had a record-breaking temperature in the 80's and 90's in New England. I would love to say it was pleasant but it wasn't too me. Too extreme, too soon! Schoolchildren off for spring break have had a most wonderful week. The beaches don't open here until late May but people flocked to them to sun bathe.
My friend Carol and I continue to swap art every week. This week we made some little books, 4 inches by 6 inches. They are made of paper and put together with electrical tape. We used paper we already had in out art stashes and both books turned out really nice--or, at least, we think so!
My book cover
Our books together
It doesn't take much: glue, paper, drawing, rubber stamps and/or writing and your imagination. Books like this can be inexpensive gifts. I have to remind myself to make more of them. Why don't you make a book for yourself. It doesn't have to be fancy--just have fun!
On one of the pages of my book, I wrote "if all we know of heaven is earth, we should take good care of each other and of the planet."
I think of this all the time. A promise of an after life is something some aspire to but the life we have and the people we love on a day to day basis...these are heaven to me. We should cherish every moment. Carol, by the way, is going for some serious surgery next week and still made a very inspirational, happy book...
Happy weekend to all... and as always,
enjoy the day!