This Wrap Story is part of a mini-series, documenting every present I’ve wrapped since the launch of The Gifted Blog. Click here for the whole series!
I sent out an S.O.S. to local friends: "Can I help you gift-wrap anything?" H., having a baby shower to attend (and also being a very understanding friend), invited me over after work to wrap a few presents.
paminboots wrapping paper. The hearts, along with the pink raffia, added some girly touches (since the couple was expecting a girl). H. found a pleasing way to wrap the raffia around the gifts, and I was ready to call it a wrap!
I looked down, and H. had transformed the scrap of raffia into a rose! "Do you want to use that?" I asked. "Oh," she said, nonchalantly, "sure." (So modest.) H. added two leaves to the flower and attached it between two pieces of pasta.
It was a fun experiment to wrap a present with a friend and blog reader. I wasn't sure what our level of interaction would be, but it turned out to be a collaboration. Even if it's just gift wrap, there's something exciting about seeing your ideas play off of someone else's, and vice versa. Here, the end result really benefited from that interplay.
Where have you seen your creative ventures benefit from collaboration?