color key

“Create a new birthday song or tradition. Bonus: Get people to sing or do it at the next birthday party you attend.”

When we were young, my cousins made up a funny birthday song for their dad: You’re getting older/ Too bad for you!/ Do not panic? For we are here/ To help you? Forever more!

My song and new tradition inspiration came from a favorite book, Sarah Midda’s South of France: A Sketchbook. A small but fat volume with watercolors and drawings of everyday things and people, fruits and vegetables, trees and mountains. I love the way the back cover is an index of color for daily delights. Add a tea bag and some old garden tool button and we are almost there.