|Photo credit- Ginny Britt|
It always makes me smile when something works out just as I imagined! For my sister's birthday I sent her some air plants from Etsy, and made two air plant holders to go with them. Because I ordered the air plants and sent them straight to her, I only had a rough idea about the size of the air plants, which made me a little nervous about whether or not the holders were going to work. So I was so relieved and happy when Gin sent me this photo of the elephant air plant holder! The air plant fits in the hole I cut, and it looks so cute! (I'll have to write a post with more details about the elephant and the other holder I made too.)
You know what makes me smile even more? Seeing, in the background of the photo, the cactus that I made her! It makes me so happy to see something that I've made and given as a gift being used. It's such a great feeling when something you've made for someone is liked well enough to be displayed in their home. I also can't help but get that "hey, I made that!" feeling each time! There's something about seeing something that started as an abstract idea in your head, in a physical setting you don't see everyday... It just makes that abstract idea somehow more real. Maybe I'm not explaining this very well! It gives me a sense of pride, and more importantly I'm amazed and reminded that we all have this ability to create and bring to life anything we can imagine.
I'm reminded of the Pablo Picasso quote, "Everything you can imagine is real." I really love this quote, and I think it speaks volumes... so much so that I don't even know where to begin in talking about all that I think it means! Instead, I'll leave you to ponder what it may mean to you, and you can also check out this cute print I found on Etsy awhile ago that I may just have to purchase for my wall!