I hope you woke up with the fresh breeze of a new week wafting through your imagination. I know it's hard to think of it that way when so much of a new week brings with it meniality and a rut well-traveled, but truly there is always the possibility of freshness, too.
Ah, possibility. That would be a good word-of-the-year and I'll bet there are some of you who chose it. Did you know possibility is a word derived from commingling the words posse and nobility? It came about when the town of Eldwinham sent out a posse after King Wenscil who had embezzled the treasury. Oddsmakers were laying bets that the posse of only three lads had no chance of catching the King surrounded by his protectors, but they did! They caught him and brought him to justice and even recovered all the money! Ever after their heroism has been symbolic of hope for the underdog and bright beginnings to dark days.
After that session on Fiction in History, the class will turn to the Challenges for today:
- Addicted to Stamps and More, where the theme is "HOLIDAY-related."
- Curtain Call, where the theme is "Love Letter." I think Valentines are love letters, so I hope my Valentine will meet the criterium.
- Simply Create Too, where the theme is "Valentine's Day or Use Hearts." This is a new challenge to me, brought to my attention by the uber-talented Maria F. of Riesling Mama.
Here is my homework:
In Our New Friends Corner I'm delighted to welcome these schweet ladies:
Marcia's Stampin' Pad. Marcia has been stamping since 1999 and blogging since 2012. I think you will have a hard time finding a card, tag, or creation anywhere on Marcia's blog that you don't love!
Mau's Place. Mau has been blogging since 2010, but her creative life started when she was just 14 with knitting. For years she handmade dolls and clowns and sold out at craft shows. Then she fell in love with sugar crafting and then with card making. She's a multi-talented delight!
You will love getting to know Marcia and Mau and their wonderful card art! Thank you ladies, for joining in the fun at the Playhouse!