Friday, April 20, 2012

Another Friday...

Can it be Friday already?  Where does time go?

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!

 Carol's book

My book

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!


Kristi said...

Such a lovely project and your heart is so beautiful!

Sandra said...

so beautiful!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful project! Love your dearing words what you wrote.

Special prayers Helen for your dear friend Carol.

Blessings, Carolyn

April said...

The books are Lovely!!! I adore everything you gals swap and share. You are just the BEST ART TEAM and close, caring friends! Carol- you get better and I want you to know there are Wishes of Health in the sky over Little Rock, AR. flying towards the East Coast and YOU! Get Better, Dear!!!!