So, I went and took some pictures of the art I promised to show you the other day. And then....
Guess what I received in the mail today???
A beautiful piece of art. From my most wonderful pen pal ever--Jennifer from Broomsticks and Lace.
JENN, YOU ARE FLAPDOODLING AMAZING!
She sent me something for my sixteenth birthday, which is next Monday.
When I got this package, I was thinking.......this made my day. An ordinary Tuesday turned into something extra extraordinary.
Isn't this amazing???? Jenn said that she made it just for me. :)))) You have no idea how thrilled I am right now. Like, to the ceiling. My cup is FULL of sparkles!
And the lace around the frame just makes this piece. When I started to open the package and I saw that lace....my heart just leapt and I thought, So THIS is what Wonderland is like.
Alice, sparkly cupcakes, Cheshire cats, mushrooms, old trees, "eat me" stickers, pink background, lace, all on one canvas??? Someone pinch me, I'm dreaming!!
The painting smelled delicious when it came out of its wrappings. Is it weird that I think my painting smells good? Sowweeee, I can be a wee bit strange, when I'm giddy...
So this art piece arrived just on time for my art post, as though it was destiny :) Yay!
And onto the art I wanted to show everyone before. When I saw this post from Vanessa, I was so inspired.
So I pulled out all of the old cards and paper art I had collected over the years from the box I was storing them, grabbed a piece of cardboard from the garage, and ta-da!
Everything got arranged. I put on pretty birthday cards, little art scraps I had created and saved, the postcards Jenn sent me for our art swap a while back from Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist's shop.
I also included some of the labels I had made for the Halloween Party.
And as soon as I saw the amazing card Jenn sent me, I just had to add it to the mood board.
Not only is it adorable, but the message inside is so sweet! I tacked it on so I can easily open the card and read the message any time I need to feel better. Because those words literally made my day more special than anything I could have hoped for. Jenn, I will just say it again--you are amazing.
This is a piece that I actually drew and colored with my dad's pastel chalks. I love the blending of the chalks, and I don't mind getting my hands dirty to create the smeared, blended look :)
You can't see it, but the girl is holding a teddy bear, and is on a foaming sea :) I call this piece "Sailor Girl's Dreams". It just makes me happy :)
One more thing I'd like to show you....
I got this several weeks ago and just forgot to photograph it. It was on sale and I just had to have it!
I LOVE antique skeleton keys, and this was just popping off the shelf!
Well, I must say toodle--oo and I hope you enjoyed this little art piece post.
And again, thanks so much to Jenn, who is generous, kind, sweet, AWESOME, and a true believer in Wonderland! Jenn, you made my day, and I just want to say thank you so much!
P.S. I hope your present arrives soon, Jenn....And guess what? After it was shipped out and everything, I had a sudden inspiration of what I wanted to include in your gift. Go figure. I will have to send it as an unbrithday present :)
Thanks again, lovely, you know my style! That beautiful painting is hanging on the wall of my reading nook right now, in plain open view when you walk in the room. Right where it should be :)