I appreciate all the nice comments I’ve been getting about the calendar pages I’ve posted, and would love to know the different ways you are using them. A few people mentioned that they missed January’s page, which was included in the first Zenspirations® blog of 2017. Here’s a link to that blog post in case you want to download a copy.
This is going to be an abbreviated blog, because I have been sick for the past two weeks… I finally went to the doctor on Friday, and found out I have bronchitis. In an attempt to get well sooner rather than later, I am trying to get more rest… and am going to head to bed early tonight. But several people in the Zenspirations community have birthdays this week, and I wanted to wish them each a Zenspired birthday, and share the cards I’ve made to help them celebrate.
Today (February 27th), Bonnie Bajarin and Linda Mirth celebrated their birthdays. I made them both Dangle Design cards. Here’s Bonnie’s:
and here’s Linda’s.
Tomorrow, Jill Suzanne Hatcher, who’s been a delightful addition to our group this year, is celebrating her birthday.
March 2nd is a triple header– Deena Mapple, Kristy Dunn Speer and Susan Stairs Rems, are all celebrating their special days! I met Deena when my friend Cindy brought her to the studio to visit. She is a lovely lady, and someone I hope to get to know better this year. I based Deena’s card on the Valentine design I blogged about a couple of weeks ago.
While most of my work is hand drawn and then digitally enhanced, occasionally I create an entirely digital design. I’ve actually been doing more digital work since I got my iPad last year. I made Kristy’s card on my iPad in a program called Procreate.
All the lettering for Sue’s card was drawn by hand, but I composed the design in PhotoShop. Happy Birthday Ladies! Hope your special days are Zenspirational!
While I think it is important to acknowledge your friends’ birthdays, I also think it is important to acknowledge other milestones in their lives. And so, before closing tonight, I wanted to share a piece I made in memory of my friend (and co-author of the Complete Guide to Bible Journaling) Regina Yoder’s Mom. Today is her first ‘angel-versary’, which is especially hard. This is my way of letting Gina know that I am thinking about her as she remembers her Mom.
One of the nicest things that you can do for someone who is approaching an ‘angel-versary’ is to let them know that you remember, too. And don’t be afraid to mention the name of the person who died… most people who are grieving long to be able to talk about the person they are mourning, and are thankful when they have the opportunity to reminisce. If you knew the person who died, share a story about them; if you didn’t, ask your friend to share a special memory. It’s a great way of making a difference for someone you love.