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!!!
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