A gift for a friend celebrating her 50th birthday. You'd never guess that she is a day over 30 so I'm not telling. She radiates beauty because of her love and kindness! We are in touch at least once every day and she makes every day brighter for me!
She's an Aquarius and loves herbs so I made her a Herbs of Aquarius over sized card - very oversized!!! - filled with information on the magical powers of twelve of her sign's special herbs and ways to use them in her life to bring greater health and joy.
I'm keeping this post hidden until she received her gift. Shhhhh!
The first step was creating the papers for the covers of the journals and hand sewing the papers inside - used the red one on the far left of the first photograph. The finished size of the book is 10" by 14". Next came the cards in the middle and right photos. I filled in the information on the herbs magical properties and tucked them into envelopes through out the book. Herbal illustrations, quotes, suggestions for using her special herbs, recipes, common names of herbs, spells etc. were layered through out. Can hardly wait to get started on Pisces!
She likes it! She likes it!
"And the package came!! It FINALLY arrived from its trip around the world. Seeing where your packages wind up is more fun than getting them LOL How fun is it that I have a package that is like Wheres Waldo? You should write instructions for the carriers to take pictures with it at each destination hahahah!!!!!
Mikell this is absolutely beautiful!!! Izzy and I Ohhhed and aahhhhhed over the whole thing! The colors are GRAND and the information priceless! My favorite tie bit of info was the 5 days of poppy seeds LOL. I think its the drinker who is convinced he is invisible LOL!! After five days of poppy seeds? I'd think I was invisible too!!
And although I absolutely LOVE every single page and every single painting my favorite is Violet. The colors…omgosh!!! DELISH!!!!
Thank you so much for my lovely gift, your beautiful words and your amazing art work. You are precious to me!!!!
Love Love Love!!!!!!"
2/8/2014 10:17:03 am
Mikell, I do so love your work. This book is delicious. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
2/8/2014 10:34:49 am
Your enthusiasm and appreciation mean so much to me Kathleen. I love sharing, and your responses make it even more delightful!
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