I got a sweet gift for my birthday! My fellow kindred spirit Paulette of http://beedeebabee.blogspot.com/ surprised me with a box of the sweetest treats when I arrived home from my road trip. I tend to stray from reminding anyone that my birthday is coming up, but she remembered. She is simply one of a kind, just like her artistic creations.
Besides her loving birthday card and yummy chocolates, she also created a beautiful rose pin. The shiny beaded detail is spectacular and the stitching is perfectly done as usual. Her art takes my breathe away all the time!
I just love it Paulette! I will treasure it always! Thank you so much! :D
You can find more goodies from Paulette at her Etsy shop here.
And for making my birthday extra special Paulette, I'm passing this award to you. I was given the "Kindred Spirit Award" from Mere of http://thevictorianlady.blogspot.com/ a while back after she saw my Anne of Green Gables paintings. And since of course those paintings are with you, and you are in fact now a blogger (YAY!), I can finally give this award to you, my fellow kindred girl! You deserve it! So here you go and please pass it on to whomever you wish. I believe Mere did it that way when she created it. Thanks again for being you! :)
Thank you Sascalia of http://sascalia.blogspot.com/ for passing the "Most Wonderful Favorite Award"! I adore Sascalia's creations. Her collages and sweet girlies are fabulous!
Thank you Queen Gourdie aka Linda of http://thegourdqueen.blogspot.com/ for creating and passing on the "Gourdqueens Scream Award"! Gourdie is the Queen mama for the AHQU (Artistic Halloween Queens Unite) ebay group that I am a proud member of. This lady is one creative artist! She turns regular gourds into amazing works of art! You gotta check her work out!
I celebrated my birthday with a road trip. It was such a treat to get away for awhile and soar on the open road. Like I mentioned before, I grew up on road trips and I just love them.
I even got the chance to sketch and play in my art journal while hubby was driving. Have you ever done that? I don't recommend it...I got the biggest headache right after. It was worth it though. So since I was in a moving vehicle, I only used colored pencils and oil pastels.
A BIG BIG BIG Thanks to all who peppered me with sweet comments while I was away! You guys *R*O*C*K*!!!
I was lucky to win a mixed paper soft cover notebook with a butterfly photograph taken by her and also a 5x5 print of her pink orchid photograph as well. I love them. I can't wait to use the notebook and to get her photo framed. Thanks again Maria-Therese!
You can find more similar goodies in her Etsy shop.
Thank you Micki of http://thearthermit.blogspot.com/ for passing on the love with the "Byrum Spiritual Art Award"! Micki is currently hosting a couple of nice giveaways too. Don't forget to check it out! Her art creations and blog are fabulous!
Thank you Anne of http://gaalcreative.blogspot.com/ for passing on the "I Love Your Blog Dahling" Award! Anne creates fantastic cards and generously shares the steps & products she uses plus so much more. She also takes lovely photographs.
And finally...I'm going on a ROAD TRIP! Yay! I'm leaving the San Francisco Bay Area behind for just a few days and soaring out on the open road. I grew up on road trips and they are always something I look forward to. Be back soon! :)
Many, many thanks again to everyone for all your warm emails and sweet as can be comments! I really appreciate every single one of them!