Monday, January 3, 2011

late but not forgotten

I was blog hopping earlier last year and happened upon the wonderful Lawendula at the Woven Letters blog. I've been interested in paper for a while, but hadn't built up much of a stash. I quickly noticed the regular paper swaps that Lawendula organizes and emailed her to sign up for the next one.

The first swap I joined was called the "Art Failures" swap and my partner was Sue from Australia. Sue was generous enough to send me an envelope stuffed full of handmade cards, a few of her little accordian books, miscellaneous paper products, earrings, a necklace and bracelet. Alas, not too many failures, but what a bounty for a mixed media artist with a touch of ADD! Also, don't you think the sayings are so appropriate? Sue hasn't been blogging much lately, but perhaps a few lovely comments would encourage her to start.

The next swap I joined was "Embellishment for Paper Art" and my partner was Faerwillow from the U.S. I received a bountiful and enchanting envelope, chock full of nature themed elements. Papers, fall leaves, beads, brads, sequins, a pin, mystical ladies and even a fairy tale or two were included for my enjoyment. Don't you just love the fall colours and the faerie theme? A natural delight for my eyes!

A great big thank you to Lawendula, Sue and Faerwillow for a couple of very successful swaps. The dialogue was great and the results, oh so very satisfying. If you're interested in joining a swap of this type, wander on over to Lawendula's new blog. You'll meet the most interesting people on your journey! See you there!!

Of course, the next thing I need to do is figure out how I'm going to use my treasures. Stay tuned!!


faerwillow said...

~what a wonderful array of goodies recieved from your other partner!!! thank you for your kind words my dear your package was just as delightful!!! i do hope you had a wonderful holiday and cheers to the new year ahead...i can't wait to see what wondrous creations you will be creating...much love light and blessings be with you always~

LaWendula said...

Hey, this is such a beautiful posting, thank you so much! Hope you will play along once more, I promise there will be more interesting swaps in 2011!

kaite said...

paper swaps? did i hear mention of paper swaps?? fabulous collection of papers, tags and words there, when are you going to play with them? i'll come over! k.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Paper swaps are fabulous and take me in yet another direction. One day all of my techniques will blend. Hey, I think that they're already doing that already. Isn't an artist's life grand?

Anonymous said...

What treasures!
Thanks for stopping by :-)

Sue M said...

Happy New Year - and thanks for your kind comments about our swap. It was great fun - and so nice to meet you too. I am beginning to feel inspired to create and also blog. Thanks for your inspiration.