Greetings! I’m not exactly sure where the past week went, but between travelling, enjoying the last bit of spring break with Morgan, and a couple of work things, it slipped through my fingers! Oops.
Happy to be back and eager to share art and inspiration this spring.
Today I’m thankful not only to have been a creator but a recipient in the Pocket Change Artist Trading Card project. Folks participated from all over the world: the US, Canada, Italy, Australia, India, Mexico, and New Zealand! Beth mailed out my own cards to keep (or share) a couple of weeks ago, and they have been brightening my days:
The “Flowers of Time” card from Nancy is particularly special because she put the date on the back – and it was created my birthday, January 30! Its collaged text reads:
The truth, that painter, bard, and sage,
Even in Earth’s cold and changeful
Plant for their deathless heritage
The fruits and flowers of time.
Isn’t that beautiful? I was cheered by the other cards as well – Leslie’s lively hot pink and ink drawing, Fiona’s happy Friendship card, and the colorful collage from.. Spain? Well, it has Spanish postage stamps. I love knowing that the creators put not only their imaginations into these delightful pieces, but their hearts as well. Thank you!
For more about the project, here’s a post on 6 Degrees of Creativity with links to other blog posts by participants.
In other news… customers often have the best ideas. I was recently asked about putting together a combination package of note cards from my Etsy shop, an idea which I’ve been stirring on the back burner and whose time has come. After sending off her custom package, I decided to offer a couple of themed packs as well as a “Your Choice” option for those who can’t decide. Finally got them posted today:
Literary Combo Pack
Animal Combo Pack
Custom Combo Pack
The price per pack is slightly higher than my same-design packs, simply because there is a little more time involved in assembling them.
Thank you, Dear Customer who spurred me on, and I hope other folks will enjoy these options as well.
Now, I’ve got some new projects coming up with the daffodils – what are your artistic plans for Spring?