Wednesday, March 17, 2010

PAY IT FORWARD... & ARTIST TRADING CARDS

Have you heard of that? It started a few years ago I guess when someone paid for the coffee of the person behind him in line. He did the same for the next guy and so on it went all day. Doesn't that put a smile on your face. WELL. Penny, a fellow artist and blogger did a pay it forward. Someone sent her an unsolicited box of treasures - she had to display it on her blog and have a reader ask to participate. There comes me. I am the lucky blogger that received a box of treasures today! AND BONUS Sophie, our poodle, participated as well with a pay it forward from Penny's cat Genghis!

I opened the box and it was like a spring bouquet. Pastel tissue paper in every color!!! Then I unwrapped each piece one by one. Lovely yellow birds with turquoise blues filled the table! I love watching the birds in the morning and the yellow finches are due back soon. What a surprise that Penny picked such perfect gifts to send a total stranger. The picture does not due justice. What fun!

Now, from Sophie to Genghis: BOW WOOOOOWWWWWW!!!! I didn't even get this much stuff at Christmas! I love everything - especially the hand cut puppy booklet - Dana has taken my paw print and put it on the first page with today's date! St. Patty's 2010. Thanks soooooo much Genghis - I do have another cat friend, Alphie, but he has moved to Indy. Miss him.

A paw high five to you!!!



LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







Now, Sophie and I need someone to respond by posting a comment on THIS BLOG to continue the pay it forward. A surprise from me and one from Sophie if you have a pet that wants to participate. Hope we get a taker! This has been great fun. If you see this on my facebook - let me know if you want to be the lucky recipient!


NOW FOR THE ATC'S: Penny and I traded Artist Trading Cards - but did a post card size trade. Her's came in a beautiful hand papered box and I find this sooooooooo interesting. Our themes were 1- historical figure, 1- mythical/fantasy, and freestyle or potluck.



I did Joan of Arc but really considered Cleopatra - Penny's was Ancient Egypt - WOW - cosmic. In a project for work I had been looking for a troll - her fantasy card - a troll. Mine was, of course a wing-walker, Cameron! Then last but not least - mine was things that I think we should share and smile about - you know - coffee, chocolate, art friends! Penny's was a friendship quilt card. My whole deal with this blog and getting back into art started with my friend Joy who is a quilt artist - her work is in my past postings. The entire ATC thing started with an article I read out of Joy's quilting magazine - Quilting Arts. I happen to be working on a paper project that is a wall hanging of a paper quilt that is "A FRIENDSHIP BLOCK". The world is a small place and we get together with people that we are truly sharing a kindred spirit. I loved this whole experience.



Share with someone today! It makes you both feel good!

HAPPY ST. PAT'S - dana

3 comments:

Penny said...

Hello Sophie,
It is me Genghis Khat, I have come to visit you.
Pellie fell asleep without shutting down her computer - so - I finally get a chance to post. Yea!!!!!
Since this is the first time I'm seeing you - I have to tell you - you are a really cute woofie. Glad you liked the prezzies.
I had to put Pellie under my hypnotic purring spell - to get her to make that cute little book - I think its called a journal but I'm not sure. I snoopervised the placement of every paper and sticker though, so I was pretty busy in its creation too.
Thank you so much for the cool treats you sent along for me too. I love my new mousey and the treats are tastey - but Pellie wont let me have too many at one time. She says it's for my own good but i think she is just stingy.

Purrs,
Genghis

Penny said...

Hey Dana,
Now it's me Penny. I just wanted to thank you for doing this great swap with me, as well as all the extra treats you sent.
I finally did my post about our swap - so you might want to check it out.
Blogger gave me a bit of problems with my post but - it will have to do. Hope you like it.

Hugs,
Penny

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hello Sweet Friend!

What fun and what love treasures! I need to go check out Penny's blog and see your lovelies too!

I too have participated in a Pay It Forward swap and I was fortunate to be paired with a lovely 7 year old girl who has her own blog. She made me the cutest frog on a lilly pad pin coushion! I adore it!!

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