The Countess: Mixed Media Mail Art
My daughter’s name means Countess. As her little personality continues to emerge my hubby and I laugh at how appropriately we named her. Recently, my husband told her to eat her food and she went around the table telling everyone (by name) to eat their food. And when she got to herself she said, “Eat your food, ME!” She is always surprising us with her sassy remarks, mothering tones, constant flipping of her hair, funny faces and scrunched up nose. She sings to her babies as she rocks them in her arms and feeds them bottles. She loves pretty dresses paired with stylish shoes and a shiny necklace. If only I could bottle her quirky elements and spunky nature to save and uncork for the future when the teenage mood swings hit.
When I found out I was pregnant with my first child I fervently prayed for a boy, mostly because my experience with little girls up to that point had been anything but pleasant. Thankfully, my prayers were answered and I couldn’t be happier with my little man. When I got pregnant again, I asked for the same thing. Again, my prayers were answered. But the fourth time I got pregnant, after my miscarriage, I didn’t pray for a specific gender. After losing a baby, I was so elated that I actually made it to my gender scan. I was thankful for the nausea, the throwing up and the little human jumping in my belly whether it be boy or girl.
Here is a picture of my daughter and I at the Ripley’s Aquarium on our recent trip. So for all the crazy things that my daughter does, I would never go back and pray her into a boy. She is so unique and the perfect completion to our family.
Creating the Postcard
I have had a bit of crafting block lately. I decided to try for something on a smaller scale so I pulled out one of the postcards that PaperArtsy sends with all their orders and set to altering it. I covered it in gesso and then added some bronze Distress Paint. I used some Dylusions spray and a Christy Tomlinson Unity Stamp in the background. I used some re-purposed items from previous projects, chipboard and my new white pen with the Math Man Stencil. The main stamped image is from PaperArtsy.
On our vacation last week, I visited a Tea shop in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I am sharing this yummy white tea that I bought. I also got a few fruit flavored black teas even though I am not a fan of black tea. I am thinking I may have to blend them with white to green tea to make more palatable to my taste. I am playing along with Elizabeth and all the Tea ladies this week.
Sorry I never made it around to all your blogs last week. I was too busy having fun on vacation;) But I am excited about visiting you all this week.
Happy Tea Day,
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