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Thursday, July 4, 2013
Oh, To Be a Kid Again!
Some of the CZTs recently did an ATC swap. When I received an envelope from Sherry, I was pleasantly surprised to see two little squares of black paper included with a beautiful ATC!
As I took them in my hand, I was transported back to a day when we used to scribble on white paper with a whole bunch of different colored crayons. Then, once we had the paper covered in color, we would take a black crayon and scribble black all over the paper - covering up the beautiful colors underneath. When we were done we basically had a black sheet of paper, like the ones Sherry sent to me, except hers were done by machine under current day technology :).
As a kid we would use the side of a penny, or a nail, or a fingernail - what a mess! - and we would scratch out a beautiful drawing on the black crayon canvas, revealing lovely colors underneath. What you see above is one of the squares Sherry sent me. This morning I took a wooden stylus and etched out the tangles you see. So much fun! I have one more sheet to play with in the morning.
Thank you, Sherry, for taking me back about 50 years, back to when I was a kid. It was a grand journey!