Have you noticed how fast children wish for wings to fly? If you're a Mother I'm positive you have. Whether it's a little girl looking for fairy wings or a little boy with a super hero cape ... they all seem to want to fly. I remember having dreams when I was younger that if I ran fast enough I would begin to fly and soon I would be soaring above trees ... I never wanted to wake up from those dreams.
Now that I'm a Mom to three of my own ... I've watched them yearn for wings and receive them ... so bittersweet.
As I watch my oldest prepare for his last year in College, nervously anticipating his "adult" wings ... while my middle child is still trying on different wings and searching for the "right fit" ... my youngest is putting on his first pair of "big boy" wings to fly away to pre-school this fall.
Me? I want to take all of their wings away from them. Yes, that's selfish ... they've earned them and deserve them, I need to let go.
I think it may be time for me to shed my wings and try on a new pair ... not completely new, just a little new.
I'm thinking "creative wings".
I'll let you know how I do.
The collage above is what I made for the French Cupboard's Paperie Party that's happening today.
A little girl dreaming of her wings ...
I used an old cardboard ashtray as the frame ... distressed with ink .... lined with a vintage dictionary page ... cut out digital graphic images ... 3d tape ... gel medium ... and glitter, of course!
As I arranged the papers I noticed that I completely by chance used the dictionary page that had the word "grateful" on it. That's what brought this all together for me ... I am "grateful" for my children and their individual wings, they are the biggest joy of my life.
Getting lost in a creative project is my quiet time and when I can fully spread my wings ... this is when I can relax and reflect. I'm thankful to be a part of such a wonderful and supportive group of women like you here in this blog world. Where are your wings taking you?
Remember this post not too far back? Well, here's what I've come up with ... Surprise packages!! ...
a vintage standard size cigar box filled with vintage and antique papers collected by me ... all from estate sales, flea markets, and auctions.
Each box will be chocked FULL of unique items ... to learn more please click HERE
Wishing you all a happy and creative weekend ... and a little extra time to enjoy your childrens' wings!