Ode to the Coffee Maven of the NoPoMoCo, who generously keeps the brew flowin' week after week, opening up her home so we can compare sleep-deprivation stories over the din of our sweet little linoleum lizards. Thanks, Lisa!
Sometimes I try to paint for fun (or, let's keep it real here, for money) and I suddenly draw a blank; nothing I can force into my noggin can be communicated to my hand. I think this might be because my actual gifting is appreciation and encouragement, with any artistic talent being merely fortuitous. Or perhaps, because I am too cheap to buy cards in the store, and too busy to search for just the right one... necessity will reign as the mother of invention.
Unfortunately, money has never been a huge motivator for me. Hmm. Unless I'm drawing money. Maybe I'll do that. Would you buy a card with a money illustration on it?
And I'll have to work on visualizing general situations worthy of appreciation and encouragement. It's so easy when a specific person and my experiences with that person are inspiring me.
What about you? What do you want a card to convey that you have never seen in a store? What memory is tucked away in your hippocampus that you'd like to remind your best friend about? What do you love most about your kid/teacher/boss/mom?