Listening: Was singing It Had to Be You, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, and Supernova on the walk home earlier.
Reading (perhaps quality): Still rereading
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig.
Reading (definitely pulp): Nothing.
February 14, 2005
It's February 14th and what have I snagged today?
All in all its definitely been a Happy Valentines Day.
Sent out my valentines a couple of weeks ago. Thinking them up and making them is one of my favorite yearly rituals. There are few rules but they have to be at least partially handmade, suitable for people in or out of relationships, and okay to send to everyone from my father to my latest beau(x).
This year's one of my favorites.
Text for the pink insert:
Text for the red valentine :
The path to the design this year had a couple of detours. First idea was to do a cootie catcher like the ones I made in elementary school. It would go with the fortune telling / game of chance theme I'd been doing the last couple of years and be creative. Well it also took forever - each catcher took 5 minutes or so with a lot of writing and drawing work. add in that I couldn't guarantee that everyone would be familiar enough to use them... it was time to move on.
Then I decided to go for my current design but with glitter around the edges. It started off well but ended with glitter in the dining room, glitter in the shower, glitter in my hair, glitter on the cat, etc - it was like the B-52's Love Shack in my apartment. Not a bad thing but impractical for me and likely annoying for the the less whimsical/glitter-loving of my friends.
So I went with the gold paint pens instead - colorful, different, and non-shedding. Perfect.
So, Happy Valentines Day, all. Much
love and luck and joy to us all
Doing (life and related tasks): Had a burger with the girls tonight - much much fun.
Doing (crafty stuff): Nothing today, spent the metro ride with the book.
Wanting: These photos to download faster.
Anticipating: Just enjoying right now, actually.
all text, images (except those noted) copyright 2002-2010 Moryma Aydelott.