Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Special Delivery Cards

We've also been making lots of baby cards at church lately. I colored these with the simple watercolor technique.
 The other designs we've been doing a lot of are sympathy cards. I personally had to send some sympathy cards, as well as attend a funeral this week. I explained to my two older kids (who attended the funeral with us) that life--in the grand scheme of things--is a balance of sweetness and sorrow. Without rain, we would have no sunshine.

In good times and bad, I turn to my studio to express to those around me a simple sentiment that I hope will help them weather the tough times and celebrate the wonderful things that bless their lives. It reminds me of the Irish blessing, which I'll close with today:

"May the trails rise to meet you,
The sun warm your face,
The rain fall gently upon your fields
And the wind be ever at your back "


- - Sheryl - - said...

They are adorable! Congrats to the new parents!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet cards! And a very nice message about life for your kids. rita w

Seleise said...

love the cards and love the Irish blessing

Bridgett said...

I love the adorable baby cards! What a wonderful lesson to share with your children! It is a blessing to be able to create handmade items that bring joy or comfort to those who have experienced a new birth or loss of a loved one!
I love your Irish blessing! So sweet! It's one of my favorites!
And by the way I just watched your Candy Coating Technique with the VersaMarker...LOVED IT! Awesome!

Marília Lopes said...

I LOVE your work! I started making little comment ha tempo.Pena that here in Brazil and all too expensive and just a little limiting.

Barb said...

These are so cute!

Melisa Waldorf said...

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Leslie said...

I love the idea for the glass markers!!! I have made some with beads and with shrink plastic, but I always wanted some to suit the occasion! Now I can have new ones for every party if I want to!
Thanks so much!!