One thing I'm doing recently is finding ways to make "five children" seem Right and Complete. I look at this year's Christmas picture and admire the way five children space out so nicely with two adults (big kid, adult with little kid on lap, little kid, adult with little kid on lap, big kid). I consider our car, which I love, and which seats seven. I consider the fundraising brick I filled out, which had enough room for seven names but not for eight.
My friend The New Girl recently sent me a giftie of a very pretty journal for writing wallowing thoughts in. With it she sent a notecard, and the notecard had a picture on it of four eggs in a nest. Which gave me the idea of looking for a picture with FIVE eggs.
I documented my search in today's Milk and Cookies post. (And by the way, if you have us in a feed reader, you may have noticed that it's not working anymore. That got knocked out of kilter by the site upgrade, so you have to resubscribe to the feed.)
What was I saying? Oh, yes, so I did find a picture of five eggs in a nest, and I'm going to buy it, and furthermore I'm going to have it matted and framed at the same time, because if I don't, I know perfectly well the print will sit in its cardboard-lined envelope for YEARS while I don't take it to the frame store.
So I thought I'd just, you know, pick the frame I liked best. AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA! You know what happens when you start playing around with mats and frames? You create a bizillion wonderful options, and you can't choose one and let the others go. Observe:
Poor Kara Marie, who is not only an artist but an artist who has worked in a framing shop, offered to help me. Can you imagine the regret she must be feeling right about now? So I thought I'd call in reinforcements for her. HELP.
I can tell you a couple of things:
1. The most important thing to me is the eggs. I want the eye drawn to the eggs.
2. That's all I got!
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