Every year about this time I get a lovely catalog from National Geographic filled with delightful items to tempt me during the holiday shopping season. Flipping through the colorful pages last night, my eyes fell on this:
I began to wonder what word I might want painted on my very own scroll. My name seemed boring, the usual words of peace and love too generic. Perhaps something more unique, more personal, something that could hang every day in my home with a secret message just for me.
I continued through the catalog, my eyes watchful for gift ideas for the special people in my life, but my mind was stuck on the scroll, then the cartouche and seal. I could think of so many words I might like to have painted or set or carved… but what would the people taking the orders think? What might they say, working in their factories, creating these unique pieces just for me? Would they laugh, or blush? I was, just thinking about it.
Finally, I put the catalog aside. After all, this is the time of year to shop for others, not ourselves 😉 But maybe… some other time…
So… what would you have inscribed? Please share!