|Valentine's Ornament: Collage, Wire, Beads, Ribbons|
For artists and crafters the best free gifts are the ones we'd rather keep, or sell, or reserve for special people. True love involves sacrifice, and while I can't say that I loved my customer from California, I can say that my giving spirit was based in love. I do appreciate my customers and want them to always feel that I care enough to provide them with the very best service.
|Valentine's Ornament -back-: Rubberstamping, Hand-lettering|
You know that I enjoy working in small spaces so much, which is why my palm-sized ornament is so elaborate and exquisite. It was a labor or LOVE, but isn't just about everything for us creative types? When I stamped this cherub on the back, it didn't transfer perfectly. I had to lovingly fill it in with a metallic pen.
I released it with joy, knowing that it was flying away on the wings of a good cause. I keep a box of items that I prefer to give as incentive gifts, and I add to it from various sources. This thank you gift was not from that box, but that is okay. In a way it was sold too, just as any other item ordered from me.