I’ve talked a lot about my family’s creativity. Dad, mom, sisters – all do terrific work.
Happily, the gene doesn’t skip generations.
You may recall, a few years ago, my niece, Maggie did a guest blog post here detailing her makeover of her office. It was wonderful!
Well, it was wonderful until she got more comments on her post than any post I had ever done and then Maggie was, of course, DEAD TO ME.
So, while that was unfortunate and we all miss Maggie I’m happy to report that my sisters were thoughtful enough to produce several other offspring and up to bat today is the wild-card. The only nephew. Jordan!
Jordan is sort of the quiet one who comes up with unexpectedly great suggestions that immediately make me think “that’s brilliant! I will totally pretend it was my idea!!!”
However, this time there is photographic proof. And a wife. So…….
Jordan got married last year to the truly wonderful Kate and they have spent the year living, at least according to Instagram, the life I want to live – great meals, travel, theatre, movies, sports and extremely on-point (finger)nail art (Kate not Jordan on that last one but if he wanted to I’m sure he’d be able to pull it off).
They hit the one year mark recently and since that is traditionally the Paper anniversary Jordan had a pretty terrific idea.
He collected all the paper memorabilia from their first year together – tickets, playbills etc
Using the paper that came with the frame as a template he laid out collage design and used a sharp craft knife to cut out the details around the matte opening.
Cotton is Year 2 traditionally and I’m keen to see what he comes up with (the bar is pretty high here Jordan – you might want to purchase the sheep now just to get a jump start. Oh wait, that’s wool…..ok, I’m out of ideas – you’re on your own dude).