Warning: Use of undefined constant youtube_embed_register_widgets - assumed 'youtube_embed_register_widgets' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/customer/www/delicatepen.com/public_html/wp-content/plugins/youtube-embed/youtube-embed.php on line 222

Hostess Gift

BY jane, ON Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The wonderful thing about being an artist, is that you get to give your art as gifts. When I attended  Kelley Moore’s dinner party, I knew that Kelley, being an Entertaining Expert,  had specific ideas about her table display, and I didn’t want to interfere with those ideas.  So, I decided to bring a set of Reflection Cards, (a spur of the moment invention of mine), as a hostess gift. I lettered beautiful Italian cards with words like Believe, Love, Dream, and Angels.  I tied them with a silk ribbon to present as her gift.  During the evening, or upon leaving the party,  each guest could choose a Reflection Card, and ponder the word that evening, or on their travels home.  Nothing like a little piece of art, and a good thought to tuck in a pocket, and unexpectedly rediscover again some day with a smile. Luckily I chose a color scheme that was serendipitous!  See her centerpieces in yesterday’s post. Kelley’s Give Away is only one day away, and the Nate Berkus Show segment, featuring dinner plates I painted, airs in two days!