The first of May is an important holiday in France. It is celebrated with gathering sprigs of muguets (lily of the valley) and offering them to loved ones for good luck. Each year I receive beautiful cards (like the one above) from my relatives in France, and some have included a dried sprig or two. Porte bonheur means "a lucky charm". I actually receive more May Day cards than Easter cards from them.
It's also time for me to upload my finished calendar spread for April and my calendar start up for May for The Kathryn Wheel challenge. You can read more about it and how I created my April pages on this post.
Here is my finished April:
And this is the background for May's pages:
First I placed some Tim Holtz masks around the pages and then sprayed lilac and yellow spray inks. I still had my Higgins Black Magic ink on my table so I did some mark making with it.
It is now ready for recording my days. I used a scallop circle punch to represent flowers and sponged the edges with pastel ink pads.
And now , my May Day wish for you:
"Quelques brins de douceur,
quelques brins de bonheur,
pour apporter la chance
et la joi
tout au long de l'année."
Some sprigs of sweetness, some sprigs for happiness, to bring luck and joy all year long.
For more beautiful May Day inspiration visit my friend Patty's blog . You don't want to miss her gorgeous nature mandala and photos.