Sometimes it’s hard to say “thank you”

…because “thank you” isn’t always enough!

I had a friend and co-worker come to our wedding and she sang “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran for us, which was a complete surprise for Theresa. It isn’t often that I can surprise her successfully. I felt like a sneaky superstar NINJA!

Although I offered to pay Beth for the favor, she insisted she didn’t want any money from me. So how do I say thank you with more than just saying “Thank you”?

Beth has been a musician for a long time. It’s her art. My thank you to her is by giving her my art, inspired by her, and it turned out more funky and fun than I imagined!

The pictures are looking a bit dark to me, but I’m sitting outside as I write this. I hope they are coming across a bit brighter to you, reader, on the other side. Having the time to sit on my patio for a bit today and write is a fabulous thing.  EDIT: pics updated; they were dark!

Materials used: Glass jar, corduroy fabric, twine, purple fabric, mesh, acrylic paint, spray paint and sealer, Mod Podge for texture, podgeable paper – musical note themed, black faux gemstones for the center of the purple flowers.

It was done over this weekend in stages (and it is currently drying).

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The various materials give it a very eclectic look; I’d see something like this in someone’s house and would have to ask about it.

I won’t lie and say I’m not nervous about giving this to her a teeny tiny bit. People’s tastes are different and what people consider art is, also. But I feel this piece, while inspired by her, is also reflective of me as a person…and that’s really all I can strive for. Authenticity. Uniqueness. Love.

I also have another “thank you” gift in the works, but the theme behind it is eluding me a bit. It was easy with Beth, as she plays guitar. This other gift doesn’t feel as…easy? The inspiration will hit me and it’ll be perfect, I just have to be patient.

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