Saturday, May 7, 2011

TALK TO THE HAND!

Do you ever get so wrapped up creating that you slip loose from the reins of time? Do you ever work at a thing until your arm and your neck hurt from bending over a drawing table too long? Do your eyes get dry because you don't blink? Do you ever have three projects going at the same time? Do you ever read six books . . . Wow. Maybe my brain is over stimulated. But none of that matters. Take a look at what I've been working on, and know that someone is going to get my first prototype. I mailed it today.

Limner's Ink©

Ta-da! This is my "Talk to the Hand" note paper. Get it? Talk to the hand? 'Cause you're talking to the blue hand when you write on it . . . Once you're done, you fold the fingers, then the thumb folds over to make a near rectangular notecard. Like this . . .

Limner's Ink©

It's upside down, but it's fun figuring out which way to write on it. Should you bypass the fingers? What about the thumb. Should you write on horizontal or the vertical? I put the day of the week and the date on two fingers, then wrote my message in the palm.

Limner's Ink©

This is my favorite. I made the ruffles last night. It was time-consuming but worth the work. See what I mean about making something and not being able to give it away? Patty, help me! SOS to Patty!

Wait until you see what's still on the drawing board! Until then, Write on!


This Limner
P.S. Please tell me who sent the tea. I'd like to thank you--as in, write a proper thank-you note. 


8 comments:

  1. Hmmm...what about this? If you have an inspiration board already, then place your favorite items, like this "Talk to the Hand" card, there. Once the inspiration board is filled, you have to choose one item to take down to part with before you can add another. So, the card could stay there for a long, long time, maybe forever. If you don't have an inspiration board, then perhaps consider making one.

    That's my best suggestion this morning. But, I haven't had coffee yet.

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  2. Tea, as in Sweet & Spicy Good Earth Tea? That was me. I LOVE that tea and I love sending it to everyone I write to. I hope you enjoyed it with a friend! It's the only tea I've found that I truly love without having to put any sugar in it. I got the idea to send tea from a hospice where I worked in Arizona. They had a phantom "tea party" for a Mother's Day fundraiser. They sent invitations to all their "guests" with a nice spicy tea enclosed, asking for a donation and inviting everyone to enjoy a cup of without having to leave their home. Great idea, huh?

    I love your "talk to the hand" project ~ VERY clever!

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  3. Oh wow are nt those cute and you are definately crafty my dear . I cant make anything except bookmarks . which as a reader I can appreciate . Oh well talk to you soon take care .

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  4. Thanks. I don't have an inspiration board but your logic is sound. I'll have to try this. Seriously.

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  5. Thanks, and a big high five, TMC!

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  6. Susan! :D A 101 thanks. I'm a serious tea sipper. I have a mug of my favorite with milk and just a little turbinado sugar almost every morning. I drink green tea without sugar. My sister gave me a new tea set for Christmas. It amazes me how generous letter-writers are.

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  7. LOL phonelady, I didn't make the hands, I just embellished them. ;) Thanks for you commetnts, tho.

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