There was a tiny bit of elving for Christmas this year. I wanted to make something to give back to some dear, dear friends who have walked this dark journey with us, a little token of our love. I happened to find these stars at Micheal’s while looking for some school supplies, and an idea was quickly born. A bit of gesso to even out their rough surface, and then I layered on celestial colors until I found the bluest, deepest royal purple that I was looking for. Each one is unique- each has a slightly different mix of colors- gold, crimson, and silver. What I love about them is that from a distance, they look mostly normal, but the closer you to get to them, and the more the light hits them, the more they glow. They couldn’t have come out more perfectly. I sent them out into the world, the boxes filled with all the love they could hold, and it was so much fun to see them pop as they made their way across the states, each a surprise.