I made this as a donation for a women’s conference at a local church. A friend of mine from childhood is one of the speakers and her mother helps organize the conference each year. It’s always tremendous.
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There’s a cotton hand towel I keep near the work table. It started out as a try at a Christmas tea towel; I stenciled a ’25’ in hunter green and painted Merry Christmas in red and it just didn’t look right.
So it became the everything towel.
I whisk paintbrushes across it when I’ve got too much paint. I dab paint on it from skewers and jar lids and my hands.
Just as often, it’s a good, “Hmmm…let me think,” tool. Or hmmmm….let my mind wander tool. Absently brushing paint off while thinking about what to do next or whether to do anything else at all. It’s handy.
And the colors. I love the colors.
Why have a plain old file folder —
When you can add sequins and paint and glitter and have this —
I love office supplies. Heck yeah, let’s make them sparkle.
Happy-making as in, making people happy: “Free ice cream is happy-making.”
Happy making, as in, “I am happy making things.”
I like both meanings at the same time.
I love the State Fair.
Taffy, I don’t even eat, but the red- and white-striped awning and the typeface is adorable. I take pictures of the Malone’s Taffy booth each year.