At this time of the year it is inevitable that we will spend some time engaged in activities involving paper.
Wrapping gifts has been something that I have taken true delight in ever since I was quite young.
I love the double deliciousness of a present that has been thoughtfully & artfully wrapped.
There is a curious reluctance that people receiving one of these gifts may experience, not wanting to unwrap a gift that is beautifully encased 'lest they 'spoil' it.
On the weekend just past, my family met for an early Christmas celebration.
There were many thoughtfully wrapped gifts under the tree in a myriad of colours, papers, ribbons, cards and other adornments.
My three year old niece spent lots of time idling past the tree and asking me "Flossy, which one could be mine?" She was most excited when I told her that the large white one with the blue flowers and ribbons was definitely one that Cpt. V and I were giving to her.
Of course it wasn't the lovely wrapping that had made her jump up and down, it was the fact that there WAS a present under the tree for her AND it was a biggie!
She is such a gorgeous little girl and never ceases to amaze me with her lovely heart.
Very happy to play Santa giving out lots of presents, we had to stop her and make her sit down to open some of her own. She helped me unwrap many of my gifts and the thing I loved was that she wasn't interested in what was on the outside, tearing and pulling at the casing, she wanted to see my reaction when I realised what was inside.
After the last of the gifts had been opened there was the inevitable mountain of paper sitting in the middle of the room and the usual dilemma of which to keep and which to toss.
It made me wonder what paper artists like Su Blackwell would do. Su is a highly skilled artisan who creates the most delicate and powerful images from paper and old books. I imagine that when presented with a similar pile of paper to ours that her fingers start to twitch and her mind starts to whirl with the possibilities held within the folds of all that paper and card.
All of today's images are by the talented Sue. If you would like a respite from wrapping today, I would highly recommend spending some time with her and her most delicious paper gifts.
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