Friday, January 16, 2009

Fish Lips Friday

Only on Highlowaha, could we bring perfect closure to the week, by literally supporting a resolution about fish!  Am I the only one amazed and impressed by the perfect convergence of two seemingly unrelated topics?  

The first part of the week brought reminders about our New Year's resolutions.  The middle of the week was preparation for Goal Fishing and yesterday we had an unexpected (and unwelcome) visit from Sting Ray-the-grouch.

Thanks to Cheryl, we'll finish the week strong.

Here's the thing about Cheryl, as I have come to know her over the past year.  She is talented above measure.  Yes, Cheryl is a creative thinker like most of us who gather at HLA each day, but in addition to being a creative thinker, she is an artist!  Need mosaic tiles or a cutter?  She's got 'em.  Need labels, paint, ribbon, or art paper?  She's got it all.  Cheryl has a room chock full of everything and anything you need to start an assortment of art projects.  She would say the operative word here is, "start."

Cheryl is self deprecating, so chances are she'll rarely talk about her talents, but she will be quick to tell you she's never finished a project in her life.  Stacie - another HLA reader - would diagnose Cheryl as the classic "Scanner."  Scanners are good at a lot of things and are notorious for engaging with a project only long enough to get the gist.  Once scanners master the basics of something they get bored and are ready to move on. 

Cheryl's resolution for 2009 is to create - that means start and finish - at least 12 pieces of art centered around Lip Print Fish.  Need a visual?  Check it out.
She uses your "kisser" and turns it into a fish!  Cute, huh?  A friend of hers used a series of Cheryl's Lip Print Fish and framed them for her bathroom.  I don't know about you, but I love the idea and want to get started on my own school... now!  But, I can't.  Cheryl's busy.

She's resolved to keep her resolution and she needs our help.  Today begins the Official Highlowaha S.W.A.K. Drive.  Cheryl is looking for a few (actually, a lot) good SWAKs.  All you have to do to participate is apply some lipstick (guys can play too.  We won't tell), find your favorite piece of paper, and give it the biggest smooch you know how.  Then, seal it in an envelope with your name and mail to: 

Cheryl O'Pry
2701 Knoll Trail
Euless, Texas 76039

Sealing this Friday with S.W.A.K. for Cheryl and signing off until tomorrow...

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