Behind the scenes

I’ve not been here because I’ve been “there” … doing and thinking behind the scenes.

With Valentines Day (or Valentine’s, if you prefer) in the offing, I played around with collage …

and watercolor (these having been masked with painter’s tape beforehand) …

Then photographed and printed my favorites into notecards …

to send to our grandchildren and to our daughter, who celebrates her birthday today. I’m not at all sure how 34 years went by so fast …

but I’m so very proud she just made the Dean’s List in her current pursuit of a degree in nursing …

None of which would be possible without my long-time Valentine …

Here’s to 45 years of celebrating together …

Today it’s not all about me

Today the focus was on making Valentine Day cards … symmetrical for G and abstract expressionist for P.

Markers, crayons, stickers, and rubber stamps were applied to large paper hearts …

“Signatures” were created for the back of each card …

Then the resulting images were reduced and printed four-to-a-page on cover stock in quantities sufficient for classmates.

Leftover stickers were applied to repurposed shoe boxes to make classroom mailboxes …

After a good lunch and some play time …

we all went to the drug store soda fountain for a special treat …

followed by naps for Nana and Pop Pop … and wishes that our other grandkids lived close enough to do the same.