The best mugs are Christmas mugs, am I right? Filled with tea or hot chocolate, yum! I'm craving hot cocoa now. Wonder if I could make it without my nice noticing....(she already had Oreos today, I don't want to cause a sugar rush!)
Look, I am full on in Christmas card mode BUT. I just got this stamp and dammit I wanted to use it. I could've made her decked out for Christmas, but I was feeling like she needed to be summery and happy.
I would say good morning, but it's not. There's not enough caffeine on the planet for how exhausted I am today! But I will press on because there are cards to be made, presents to buy and (possibly terribly written and acted) Christmas movies to watch.
This card has been a journey. I started it last Saturday night, probably around eleven p.m. I had heard the news about Matthew Perry’s passing, right around when everyone else did, like nine pm or so. If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that Friends is my favorite show of all time and that Chandler is my favorite Friend.
I don’t think it really hit me at first. I felt so……numb, I guess was the best word. I really wanted to make a Batman card, but I just couldn’t find my Superhero box. So I settled for Batman inspired. The colors are obviously Batman inspired, and the gold pearls represent a Batman sweatshirt I saw recently with gold pearls around the outline of the insignia. It also reminds me of the Batman shaped lights in Matthew’s pool. The coffee theme is not only a nod to Friends but to Matthew himself.
I've worked on the card in shifts, a bit a day, until it was finished like an hour ago.
The sentiment is 100% intentional. I couldn't make a sympathy card, it was too soon for that. Those words really fit what I was feeling, and am feeling, and they're still accurate today, almost a week later.
I'm sure I'll make other cards inspired by or related to this in the future. Art is what heals us. It's definitely what heals me.