Today I've been surrounded by romance. . . no, I haven't fallen in love with anyone. The romance came from the project I've been working on since early morning. The Paper Whimsey Yahoo Group is creating Romance Fans in honor of the upcoming holiday. Participants could choose one of six themes and create six fan blades in keeping with the theme. We will then send one of our blades to the other four members of our group and receive a fan blade from each of them. By Valentines Day we will each have received four blades which we can combine with the blades we created, and each of us will have a scrumptous Romance Fan. I am privileged to be grouped with Carol, Gina, Anne and Joan, and our theme is Love In Bloom using pastel springtime colors and images. Joan really set the bar high with her blade, which she posted to the group yesterday, and inspired me to plunge in and make mine today.
Our sixth fan blades will also be assembled into a fan and sent to a moderator of the Paper Whimsey Group for a charity auction. Definitely the kind of project that is rewarding on multiple levels: the pleasure of creating the blades, the fun of interacting with the other artists in our group, and the satisfaction of knowing that a fan to which we contributed will benefit a charity. That's love on a lot of levels.