Thursday, March 1, 2012

Coming soon: Fancy paper garlands! I just love these little bugs.

I don't mean to brag. I really don't. I just want to help myself remember how amazing this time in my life is. Sure, I am just like the rest of you: I forget to go to the grocery store, so we eat McDonald's for dinner last minute. I go to bed angry sometimes. I leave the house 3 times because I keep forgetting something I need. I don't do the dishes every day. I don't always feel like the perfect mother (who is?). But beyond all that, the main fabric that is my life is really pretty perfect. My immediate family is happy and healthy. My extended family is wonderful and supportive. My husband and I wake up every single day and know that we both get to do what we love: make art, and play with our baby daughter. We don't make enough money to take long extravagant vacations, or have a huge house, or hell, even go to the movies all that often. But we never go hungry. We are confident of the roof over our heads and our love for each other. We are surrounded by amazing men and women who are also making their dreams come true by illustrating, sewing, binding, photographing, selling, cooking, baking, and just creating in general. Inspiration and love is around (almost) every corner here. It's pretty sappy, and it's pretty amazing.

With all of that out of my system, I'm going to use this space to announce the winner of my latest facebook contest:

#31, Peggy M! Congratulations! I will contact you later this evening.

If you'd like to be in on future contests, become a fan of Cordial Kitten here.