Saturday, December 1, 2012

What Do You Keep Hunting For?

I know... I know... I've been missing again.  But today is the day my first baby boy was born 23 years ago!  I wanted to make him something special and this is not my usual "flowery" creation, but he IS a  This shadow box is what I made him instead of a traditional card.  It has meaning for him.. the little guy peaking out from behind the tree is their band's (Hunting For Teeth) mascot.. and I made a spear out of a piece from a bamboo blind sample and one of the arrows from some of his promotional material and liquid glass.  Their "motto" is keep hunting and to me it means just never stop living, learning, and trying new things.  I used a brayer for the sky and ground and used my old "Back to Nature" stamp set for the trees in the background and "Perfect Day" for the birds flying.  The tree is from the Heritage Cricut Cartridge and it reminded me of the tree of life a little bit which Corey has tattooed on his leg. 

We are so very proud of the young man Corey has become.  He works so hard at everything he does, yet he really knows how to play and seems to realize that in the end it's your relationships and the people in your life that are most important.  I'm many miles away from both of my boys right now and miss them terribly.  I'm thankful for all the different ways there are now to keep in touch.  Happy Birthday to my baby boy!