Friday, February 12, 2010
I asked Sugar Daddy what he wants for Valentine's this year besides the obvious. He said he doesn't want any sugar for Valentines because he is trying to shed a few pounds. This puts me in a tough spot because candy is my go to with the hubby.
I thought about getting him a t-shirt or a new belt but after fifteen years of marriage those gifts are a little over done.
The happy ending is that being between a rock and a hard place gave me an idea.
A few months ago, Sugar Daddy moved into a new office and he said he wanted a low maintenance plant for his desk. I went to my stash of beach rocks, picked out a nice one and drew us as birds in white ink.
Then I got side tracked, as I tend to do, and drew on a whole bunch of rocks.
I had fun.
I used black and white ink with a calligraphy pen.
Then I went and bought an awesome apothecary jar, some charcoal, soil, moss and a darling little plant called "Moses in a Cradle". With a name like that, I had to have it.
I took everything home and assembled a terrarium for Sugar Daddy's desk.
This is how to assemble a terrarium:
I tried my hand at felting a little mushroom which turned out lame in a charming sort of way. But I also felted some green balls which are delightful.
I added my little love rock and sealed it with a kiss.
I'm giving it to him early because he barged into my studio unannounced (which is what we always do around here) and saw what I was up to.
I had left over moss and plants so I made a little sumpin' sumpin' for me too.
If you are stumped about what to give this Valentines, may I suggest you go to your favorite nature spot, pick up some rocks and create a minature ecosystem for your lovey. If you are thinking in your mind "But I can't draw", first I will say, stop whining. This isn't drawing, it's doodling. Everybody doodles. Then I will direct you to this children's book.
If you still don't think you can do it, go ahead and use stamps. Lame, but still cute.