Day 176 – Inspiration Comes In Many Packages

Art Apple - Day One Hundred Seventy Six

Another day, another apple!

I’m not yet half way and I’m looking for inspiration and materials for new apples in any and all places.

Today I wrapped up a gift box for my step-daughter Amanda and had a big bunch of tissue paper out. Bright, beautiful, and bold colors that were begging to become more than stuffing for the empty space left in the box. That empty space actually cost a fortune because Amanda’s step-mom can’t seem to focus on her task at hand and although I managed to think ahead far enough to buy some things she might like, I couldn’t seem to get them wrapped, boxed, and posted in a timely fashion so overnight UPS was required for her to receive the gifts to open on her 26th birthday on Monday. I refuse for my shortcomings to result in her not having packages to open with her cake. It is really no fun to celebrate on a day other than your birthday so I paid the exorbitant price that I consider highway robbery. I’m quite sure UPS and FedEx survive on the failings of busy Moms.

So – there was the tissue paper – and here I am dying for inspiration and ideas. My apple is a collage of the beautiful pieces of tissue that were incorporated into Amanda’s gift box – I can’t think of a better way to find inspiration than from a box stuffed with goodies for someone you love!

Until tomorrow.


Day 176 was created with tissue paper.

4 Replies to “Day 176 – Inspiration Comes In Many Packages”

  1. I love this! I want to reach out and feel the tissue paper-can really ‘see’ the texture.
    I’m scrolling through your gallery, trying to decide on a picture to buy! It’s so difficult-each apple is my favourite in a different way-you’re too talented:D

    And I’ve just seen you have aprons? That’s too good to be true! Might be a while before I make a decision haha

    Love Kate xx

  2. I suppose I should take some of the blame, although I did start to bug her about getting the package put together on Wednesday 🙂

    Luckily for me (and Amanda) Jenna did go out and buy the presents.

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