Then Lisa of Artyendeavors blog
had a giveaway and I won it! This wonderful book with The Letters of Vincent van Gogh and this made by Lisa bookmark that says: "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?" Vincent Van Gogh.
Doesn't this just say it all? When I stop and wonder what I would be doing now had I not decided to take that quilting class, or not found those books on mixed media art and thread painting; had I not gone to the local art gallery and learned I could actually SHOW my work; had I not learned about blogging...wow, look at all I would have missed out on by not being courageous to try all these new things in my life and look how much richer I am as a person due to that risk taking!
I am ever so grateful for all of that. Thank you Lisa for the book, and after I read it I will give it away again.
And last but not least, this beautiful ATC for the ABC "H" swap came from Lolo of Studio Lolo. "H" for Hidden Hydrangeas in this delightful fold out artist trading card. How clever is that?
It came folded and tied in a pretty ribbon inside the see through mesh bag with the glittery letter "H" adhered to it. What a lovely package it was to find in my mail box.
Thank you Lolo.
So it is pretty clear what I am grateful for today.
I also have received back to me my first traveling art book, from the ArtySoulsisters group, completed with the most stupendous artwork of nine other artists. This is an incredible collection and deserves at least two days of blog posting I am sure to show it all off in the manner of which it deserves. I will say now and probably again then, photos simply do not do the art justice. I was so deeply moved to see and hold the art pages in my hands and to be able to enjoy each tiny embellishment, line, stitch, splash of paint and so on. So stay tuned. It's coming here soon. Thank you in advance to my Arty Soul Sisters All!