Calling All Fairies…

        Did you hear me calling?

        Had I just a bit more time in my schedule, I would love to pick up a paintbrush and paint the fairies calling each other on the trumpet vine…..

         I would start at the bottom of the garden for an upward perspective, and create a shadowy forest of thick, tangled roots in browns and golds and earth tones supporting a burst of colorful blooms and vines edging skyward up the base of a tree. Twisting vines would grow ever more delicate as they spiraled toward patches of blue sky above. Lastly, I would add the fairies, hovering at each blossom and trumpeting the call, one to another…     

          But I have no time for paintbrushes, so a words-only call must go out. You’ll just have to close your eyes and imagine the scene!

          Since April, in precious bits and pieces of time, I’ve been building the root system for this blog, adding content designed to help busy moms plan parties for their children.  I’ve put out a call for help to many of you, inviting you to contribute articles.

           Richmond photographer Missy Bane responded with an great article titled “Tips for Party Photos.”  I love her beautiful photography, find her to be super easy to work with and very creative, and so very much appreciate her contribution to this site. I just had to laugh out loud (and I know Missy will appreciate this irony, because she has a great sense of humor as well as a great talent with the camera!) to see that a couple of her tips directly contradict advice I would have given parents! 

       That sort of thing is bound to happen when two people look at the same moment in time from two different perspectives.  The photographer looks at gift opening and says, “Put those bows, ribbons and wrapping paper on their heads to snap a great party moment photograph!” The children’s party planner looks at gift opening and says, “Whatever you do, resist the urge to place the bows and ribbons on their heads or a tiny crack may appear in the very firm chaos-control structure you have applied to your party.”

           There’s no right or wrong here. There are simply different perspectives and  different ideas. That’s why I’ve put out the fairy call for other voices on this site. Mine is simply one voice. The more the merrier. 

           Your voice is welcome, too. So pick up the trumpet vine.  

 

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One Response to “Calling All Fairies…”

  1. Samantha Grayson Says:

    If we all thought alike wouldn’t it be a dull world. Sometimes its when two people see things different that their thoughts combine and make something truely amazing

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