Today's post is about a very special project in which I was a very willing participant. It was a Secret Sister Art Swap. I like these swaps because you get some really great items. This time was out of the norm really. When I received my secret sister's name, Paula, I studied her wish list very carefully. I wanted to make sure that I understood her likes and got items that would fit her life and style. Many of the items I sent I already had on hand, but there were some items that I purchased because they would make the adventure of opening the box really delicious.
I have been blessed to visit Paris and have a lot if Parisian ephemera that I was glad to share with my "sister". Last year one of my very best friends gifted me with a year's worth of french ephemera. Every month I received a letter with the best french items. I shared one of the month's with my sister; but the best item I purchased was the Pug Mandala coloring book....Oh that book was a real hoot.
Today I received a box and knew it was from the person assigned to be my Secret Sister. Well I was blown away when I realized that my Secret Sister was Paula......This was just a coincidence (remember there are no coincidences) more to the point it was a God Wink. Below are a few pictures I took of the items I received.....It has a Paris theme, but more important it was actually art created by my sister. A journal that I need to complete, Gelli plate Crusty bits, Napkins which I absolutely love to use as an under layer in my art. One of the napkins is an Owl Motif and Owl is my totem animal. I am so verklempted and overjoyed. When I took the photos I started to crop and eliminate the background "noise", but I realized that I am an artist and that is how my artist table looks, full of brushes, paper, paints; all tools of the trade. So my new finds fit in perfectly.
|Beautiful bag that I am going to use for my Real Brush markers, soap from Lush and special eraser|
|Journal created and painted by my sister|
|yummy page for me to create on|
|Another Yummy Page have to future out what to do|
|Owl Napkin...I am in love|
|Gelli Print - Crusty Bits technique using Paula's Stencil girl stencil,,,super in love|
|Portrait drawn by Paula to paint and add to journal page.|
Dear readers, if you have an opportunity to participate in a swap, please do so. You will have so much fun.
Until next time......Pilgrim
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