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A Gift of the Heart

I have a friend who has a really BIG heart!  She donates her time to help kids in need by being an ELF!  Her name is Elf Smiley and she works all year to help kids have ONE magical day with Santa each year.

If I was to doodle Elf Smiley’s heart, it would look something like this – with lots and LOTS of glitter of course:

Heart Zentangle

The mission of Fantasy Flight is to provide 60 impoverished and at-risk children from the Spokane area – a special day with Santa, Mrs. Claus, the reindeer and his crazy elves!  🙂

It takes 100’s of volunteers and Alaska Airlines to make a special day each year for these children who have lost their sense of wonder and have a dim glow of hope.  If you’d like to see photos about Fantasy Flight, check out this link:  http://www.nwnorthpole.org/Photos.aspx

I was thinking my three doodles would look great together as a series:

3 doodles together

What do you think?  I’d love to hear from you!

Have a magical day!  🙂

A Heart of Gratitude

I was playing with some new tubes of watercolor today and created this:

Gratitude painting

It says, “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into Blessings.”                               – William Arthur Ward

I tore the definition of gratitude from a Children’s dictionary and used one of my gelli-prints for the heart.  I glued them to 140 lb cold press watercolor paper using Matte Medium.  After it dried, I applied the watercolors.

I used Winsor & Newton watercolors in Opera Rose, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Turquoise Light and Quinacridone Gold.  They aren’t colors I normally use but I like how they blended into each other.

May your heart be filled with gratitude today!  🙂