My friend Larry suggested designs in the corners . . .
My brother John suggested lengthening the design, so it looked more like a tree and less like a shrub (Gina said, “Think Oak” to that).
My friend Marney suggested the Gaelic “Mo Chuisle, Mo Chroi,” which translates as “My Pulse, My Heart.”
My gut suggested adding a copyright disclaimer across the whole thing to discourage “borrowing.” Folks, I’m trying to earn a living, here. Would you deny me an income in favor of your own budget? Gina is paying for this design; you should, too.
I told Gina that I don’t dare add anything else, because I DO wanna finish it in time!!
I’ll have the image enlarged; buy parchment-colored linen; and, hopefully start work on this by the weekend.