YES THAT'S RIGHT IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY WHAT GAVE IT AWAY??
Ha ha ha ha hah who am I kidding? It's Second Best Holiday time, and I can't even pretend to be coy about it. I've been sitting on this blog entry for almost two weeks now, and I'm super excited to share it with you, because this year, for the first time ever, I exploited my child for my own nefarious crafting devices.
Behold! The Valentine Process of 2017!
I got it into my head that I wanted to do something with Neeps's foot prints. I didn't know what, exactly, but something. So when my good friend Kayla came up for a visit the other weekend, I took advantage of her presence to create a scenario in which the adults actually out-numbered the toddler (true fact: a two-to-one adult-to-kid ratio is actually an equal match) so that we could wrangle him into walking about on some poster-board with painted-up feet.
|Looking suspiciously like evidence in a crime scene...|
We cleaned up his adorable little feet...
...and then I hurried up and waited for things to dry. Once that was done, I armed Neeps with a marker and let him (somewhat) loose:
|Yes, yes, nice use of linework to bring visual flow to the piece.|
|This is the face of Ultimate Betrayal, in case you were wondering.|
|Oh-so-faint pencil lines.|
|I MAY have gotten carried away. Maybe.|
|Ooo, ARTISTIC shot.|
|Glue sticks and card stock are our friends, kids.|
|So are clever little quips.|
|I used one of the more abstract images- it kind of reminded me of leaves.|
|Kind of a little throw back to 2015's Valentine*.|
|Our House Motto is "Secrets and Lies". We're a strange family.|
So there you have it- another Valentine Triumph. And who knows? Later today I might actually have some more to share, like whatever Nathan does for me.
EDITED TO ADD:
*In case you missed that year's entry