"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bright Sticks

Here's another present that I can finally share now that the holidays and wedding festivities are over.

This little present was for a precious OCD toddler in our family who loves to collect and organize sticks. Kooky, yes, but oh-so-adorable! What better gift than his own gme of pick up sticks?

I painted a bunch of wooden skewers in a rainbow of acrylic paint (he's a toddler, not an infant, so I wasn't too worried about him dying from chewing on paint sticks) and snipped off the sharp ends. I painted a box I had on hand with black India ink (one of my favorite art supplies) and forced my baby to put her painted hand print all over the box. She was a good sport, for the most part.

This is one present I NAILED this year. Heck yes! I love it when you know you've given someone the perfect gift! That is the ultimate payoff. You have to know the person really well and pay attention to the little likes and dislikes in order to rock it in the gift-giving world. So, have you ever nailed it when giving someone a gift? I'd love to hear about it!


  1. I think you did an amazing job:) I love to visit all the fun things you do.

  2. I think it's such a talent to give good gifts! You are so thoughtful and creative in your giving! I love to see the fun things you've imagined up!!

    I made some mouse and elephant mittens for my neices this year. --I think they were a hit!