Thursday, March 29, 2012

~I Would Like You to Meet an Extraordinarily Generous Woman~

Once in a while,  I  "meet" someone special online in this artistic endeavor, whether it is from blog hopping,  Pinteresting, or Etsy shopping. In this case, I met Vikki, while "window shopping"at her Etsy shop,  Estate Sale Treasures.  Vikki always has the best vintage found objects and goodies for a collector, or a mixed media artist, and going to her shop is always a surprise.  Recently I found something I had been looking for.... some wonderful old quilt squares,  just right for fabric collages,  mini quilted pillows, or covers for a journal.... but they were  reserved in someone else's name.  Poo. So I sent her a conversation, asking if she might have others on hand that she could sell me.  Lo and behold, she did..  A  few short days and several friendly conversation exchanges later, I was sent the most well put together assortment of vintage goods courtesy of this warm, generous shop keeper.  She knew what I love most, and she filled the box to the BRIM with not only the quilt squares I had asked about, but she "threw in" old apothecary bottles, too.  And LACE.  And old dresser scarves. And a soft monogrammed pilliowcase. And tiny little bird nest tags.  And more LACE,  oh my the lace.  Vikki, if you were here with me I would hug you. Honestly. Your generosity astounds me, and I cannot thank you enough for these treats. I feel like it's Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one!!!   I am still  in shock!  I cannot wait to begin creating with these oldies but goodies.  Let the fun begin~!~

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Easter~!~

Just a few of my favorite Easter decorations around the house.  My second favorite holiday to decorate for (Halloween being the first!).  Of course I had to include a photo of my youngest, working with her rabbit,  Thumper.  She recently joined 4H and is learning how to do showmanship.  This rabbit is so calm, he fell asleep while she was working with him!  He is our own little Easter Bunny~

Sunday, March 4, 2012

~Three Muses Art Challenge~ *A Trip to the Circus*

I have made up my mind to get back into art challenges, and thought I would start out with this week's prompt over at The Three Muses Challenge Blog.  The theme is a trip to the circus, and here is my entry.....(clown and tent image by AlteredArtifacts)