How can I possibly follow yesterday’s post? I remain joyously dumbfounded by being chosen for WordPress’ freshly pressed page and the response it generated. I never spent any time going through the freshly pressed page before and I had not realized that the posts on it are selected for the honor. I always thought it was randomly generated. I was humbled by being chosen and I’m grateful for your kind responses. Thank you! It definitely made my month, and possibly my year. I also would like to welcome new readers. I’m really excited that you’ve joined me in this space.
My drive to work is definitely enviable. It only takes me about 25 minutes to get to and from work each day, and the majority of the drive is on a road that curves alongside a river. Yesterday as I was driving home, there was the most delicate steam fog hovering above the river; it was eerily beautiful. For once,I put my money where my mouth is and actually stopped when I wanted to. I may not have had my DSLR with me, but I think my little cell phone captured the moment beautifully.
I took a short walk and then went home to craft up some more wrapping paper. I used the same materials and method I described in this post, but this time, I fashioned variously sized circles into overlapping Christmas ornaments . I only painted a few of the ornaments a deep fuchsia (which looks burgundy in the photos). I really like simple, clean designs but I can never achieve that understated beauty. I tend to over add to my crafts. For this wrapping paper, I was able to control myself and I’m delighted by the result. It’s understated and pretty and I like that when I see it, it gifts me with the childhood urge to find a coloring book.
Has anyone made their own wrapping paper? Do you prefer clean, simple, and understated design or intricate, over-the-top design?