Saturday, August 29, 2009
Birthday Cards - Friend Made
Side note and background: My non-Art friends and I have a loosely arranged gathering of once a week for a late afternoon beverage, we show up if and when we can. We've been doing this for over a year now. It is a FABULOUS idea and on some weeks - a lifesaver and attitude adjuster.
The STORY: At a July gathering ON my birthday, I knew they would all wish me a "Happy Birthday." But, I wanted more (of course). Since I once hosted a Surprise Birthday Party for Myself, I had no problem bringing some blank shipping tags, crayons, and markers so they could make me cards. When I pulled art supplies out of my bag-o-art the friends all gave me a bit of a groan, but then one by one, they all joined in. How happy was I? The note above says: "Happy Birthday. July people are the best." Obviously from a fellow July birthday person.
It was so fun to watch my "haven't picked up a crayon since 5th grade" friends go straight for the crayons and start creating. I also thought it was interesting that no one went for the markers - Crayola hadn't yet invented them in a package for our K-5 generation. I'm now thinking about bringing along a Halloween project for October. Perhaps I'll expand it to include some glue and fall colored paper - no scissors.