Friday, June 5, 2009
"Girlfriends Sketchbook" is traveling and the first page for me to add to comes from Soulbrush in London. First you see the back of my page for her. This is the page I crafted for Soul's book. I went for the African theme that she likes so much, and felt I needed a Grandie and grand daughter to honor her and Maggie Rae. Mine is made of felt pieces and ribbons machine felted and top sewn and hand embroidered. Next comes Souls first page that is a collage mixture of papers, fabric and paint.I like how the reds in her page blend nicely with my red page. I made mine before I saw hers too. And lastly you see the two glued together ready to send on to the next artist to add a page, Babs in Oklahoma. And then two packages came from London from Soul to me: Inchies and a beautiful card painted by Soul... More ATCs than I could have traded for...because she is so kind... Wooden clothes pins, the old fashioned kind I am supposed to turn into dolls! And a sweet tin for pins! Two Adorable finger puppets for my twin grandchildren and delightful tins for treats for them too. Soul they will LOVE them!!!! A beautiful hand work of cross stitch by Soul she has held on to for many years before sending it on to me... I do appreciate the quilt thrown across the chair! And isn't the spinning wheel charming? And finally the ATCs I traded for...again I love the African themed ones she does so well. A wonderful collaged ATC, more inchies and a wonderful mandala card made for Soul by Marianne. To say my cup runnith over is not even enough to express my appreciation and overwhelmedness of receiving all of these wonderful gifts of art. Soul, thank you from the bottom of my heart.