It looks like spring but its almost summer! (my kids just have 7 more days of school left!) as you walk to my front door you are greeted to the most intoxicating smell of these sweet peas!
I received my bird swap goodies from Tammie Moore! She treated me to so many Bird treasures!
I was totally delighted! her hand made parts where a fun bird purse and earrings! I am not so great at collecting so many delightful goodies so I was very over joyed with my package :)
(Bird gifts from Tammie!)
This was my care package that I sent her... I came in late to this swap so I did not have time to shop around and buy bird themed treats, so I had to create them all my self...
so I pulled out my trusty bird stamps and went to work! I made her the banner with her name on it and a bird themed cone along with bird earrings in a bird earring holder, a vintage bird book, a nest and some bird ephemera. with some hand stamped bird images that I made from my stamps are in the little brown bag.
I felt like I was a short change partner because I did not have time to shop around and BUY bird goodies we were supposed to spend $20, but its funny how we perceive are gifts that we give and make opposed to the gifts we receive.
(you can read what tammie thought about
her gift here)
I spent a hard uninspired day in my studio yesterday...
I like a crazy woman, told my self that I was going to walk into my studio and in one day create 6 amazing things for a new article that I am working on...
well the joke was on me because not a lot happened!
my dye colors were all wrong!
the one good thing that did come out of it was a near miss hap!
( I burnt some of the fabric that I had in my oven! but it looks really cool! see the brown bit under my beloved aunt Mary's sheers... she was a marvellous dress maker!)
but as luck has it today looks a lot brighter and the lay outs that I did yesterday just need a little tweaking :)
(its a misty morning so I required the Caramel Macchiato Venti,
with a side of gardenia!
please click on the image to read )
I did learn a lesion yesterday, and this is to never take for granted the good days when the creativity flows so easily as if each steep we take is perfect.
creativity is surely a sacred gift that I will respect more!
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.