Another thing I have done is thrown special birthday parties. I love a creative party! And I adore making the invitations. I usually do some basic artwork and then use all kinds of embellishments to complete them. Although I don't have scanned images of the final invitations- I thought I would share some of my basic artwork for the last few:-) The one at the beginning of this post is for the upcoming September joint birthday party. (As long as I can, I am going to try to do these joint parties. I am sure that pretty soon, my daughter will protest.) Their birthdays are only four days apart. So, this is what I have been working on lately. I just finished the web invitation- but I still will send out paper invitations too. I guess I am a purist.
This one was for Caya's first birthday party. We had a mad hatter theme and I made all of the guests wear funny hats. Okay... to be honest, no one agreed to it and I was the only one who wore a funny hat. Caya took off the cute bunny ears within two minutes of beginning the party. I am learning that I can be flexible around my visions- and find the beauty in what happens there.