I'm not much of an art-reviewer. But I know how I feel when I come home to an envelope the size of a standard pillow!
A few weeks ago Carly posted her MadLib Challenge. I opted not to participate in the first go-round [admittedly, for fear of losing]. This time I sucked up my fears and played along. Honestly, it felt great just to participate and laugh at some of my own answers. Surprisingly, I won the MadLib Challenge. That felt even better than just participating. I didn't think that could be topped... until I discovered what a treasure I'd really won.
I ached over whether to post this horribly distorted webcam picture of Carly's creation. I was about to leave it out - knowing it doesn't even come close to capturing the magic of the piece. But I suppose it's better to have a sample to 'follow along' with.
I'm in awe of Carly's creation. It's a framed handmade work of art with pink tissue paper and cut-out images of people dancing beneath a painted field of flowers. Attached to the frame is a beautiful oversized dragonfly on the top left corner.
My interpretation: The dragonfly is overlooking the community of people dancing in the fields of fairy-dusted-flowers. The pink paper is transparent - and the cut-out dancing images are in the foreground and in the background. There are many dimensions. The dragonfly [one of my favorite spiritual creatures] is beaded and glittery. [Carly, did you handmake the dragonfly too???]
I see something new every time I look at it. I received the accompanying card a few days later. That's where I found out I'm the first to receive an original Carly-Creation. And I'm the first to receive an original Carly-Creation made specifically with someone [me] in mind. Whoa. That's deep.
Carly, I'm forever grateful. Thank you. Your heart shines in this friendship.