Having been away for a week meant coming home to some juicy mail !
David complained that he got all the bills and annoying flyers while I get all the colorful mail.
Just another example of what happens when you send the love out and it comes back to you tenfold ! I am blessed to be part of such a great arty community that loves to share !
The first package I opened was from my blogpal Bethany from Bloom.
She has been a little quiet in Blogland lately but a while back she send me a note saying she had picked up two copies of Pam Carriker’s Art at the Speed of Life by accident and wanted to share her extra one with me !
Of course I am thrilled ! This book looks like such a juicy one !!! Can’t wait to spend some time exploring it !
Then there were of course many wonderful pieces of art in the form of the DIY Postcard Swap that Hanna of iHanna’s Blog hosted for so many of us.
Talk about your colorful mail !!!
One piece was from our hostess with the mostest, Hanna from iHanna’s Blog
This pointillism pretty is from P Strangetown in Spain.
The cactus beauty comes from Regina from CreativeKismet in Arizona.
Some playful painting from Mary from joyful ploys in Arkansas.
The gorgeous gift of collage from my long time blogging friend Roberta from RCS Creations.
My fellow Montrealer, Sylivie from The Art of Miss KoolAid sent this beautiful cuppa with a reminder to take time just for me.
This interesting piece from S.Arden Hill from Winnipeg, Canada at fourfortheday.com had me looking and looking…What do you see ?
This pretty stitched watercolor tag piece was from Charlotte from Sweden (not sure of her blog).
And this exquisite drawing is from Tari June at studiomailbox.com in Germany. I am in love with the heart in the hands…
I really loved doing this swap, both for the fun of creating pieces of art for others and for receiving these amazing gifts in rethurn!
Thanks so much again, Hanna, for all you do to make it happen !
One last treasure graced my mailbox yesterday.
That was these amazing teabag origami peace cranes that I purchased from Kim Anderson at art in red wagons.
Kim lovingly folded and strung these little treasures and has them for sale for just $10.00 in her etsy shop with all proceeds going to the Japan Relief Fund.
They will be hanging in the studio later today and I will be reminded of how grateful I am for all that I have every time I look at them.
While the mail art was a lovely homecoming, the less wonderful part of my first day home was that sill Cosmo cat swallowed a 15 inch linen cord from a necklace he found in the studio.
I got him to the vet quickly as I saw him do the deed ! But though they tried to induce vomiting to get him to throw it up, it was still in him after an afternoon at the vets.
Now after 3 doses of laxatives, and a night in his own private room in our house, he isn’t eating, hasn’t pooped, and just isn’t well.
A call to the vet this morning now has me bringing him back in for some more fluids and checking him back in to the pet hospital, and probably facing up to the fact that he will need a costly surgery to get the damn cord out of him.
Poor little Boo. Poor Mommy ! Bring on the credit card debt.
Send your kitty prayers for the little bugger, okay ?
I hope you have a sweet and colorful Tuesday, Beautiful Ones.
Big Love !