Happy Monday! I'm going to try and get this post done before Awesome Guy comes home and Madeline decides I've have had enough time to myself. :) The flu has finally left this house and I hope it's left yours too!
First thing to report is that I got my wonderful prize from Dawn at the Feathered Nest! I won her giveaway and she won her contest too! Woohoo! I was SO excited to see this:
I would post what is looks like here, but I'd rather you go over to her blog and check it out for yourself, along with her latest creations! This piece is amazing! The mat is an antique, scrolled detail that you just don't see these days. The girl is lightly colored with her own feather wings...so sweet. The brooch at the top is TO DIE FOR! Jewels and crafted daffodils...it makes me wonder who wore this brooch before it came into Dawn's capable hands? Where did she go when she put it on for a special occasion? Play? The pearl buttons are used to hold the hanger and the key...I love old keys! The hanger is so delicate and the lace...what is it's story? She's hanging in my family room right now, but I think she will end up in our bedroom. I have all my wedding/love items in there and she will fit in perfectly. THANK YOU DAWN!!!! xoxo
My second bit of news is that my bee girl is on her way to her new home! In my auction, I said I would wrap her beautifully. After she sold, I remembered that I am the Queen of gift bags! I pulled out my many bins of fabric and came up with this:
I figured she could use it to hold her laptop if she has one, or an art journal, or whatever she fancies! :)
Next up is a peek of what I've been working on. Lillian asked me to make a bunny girl (she has a neat story behind her). I drew a bunch of girls one night and have painted two...Alice and a Fairy Girl...no wings yet! The books behind them are my favorites...leather bound and SO old. Been in the family forever and hold all the great ones. I used to read them all the time...each page so delicate...yum!
Lastly, but CERTAINLY not least, is an award from Kim at Kim Hart Originals! If you haven't already, you need to check her out! I love her little guys! Thank you Kim! This is my first blog award and I will cherish it! :)
"This prize has arisen from the daily visits that I dedicate to many blogs which nourish me and enrich me with creativity. In them I see dedication, creativity, care, comradeship, but mainly, ART, much art. I want to share this prize with all those bloggers that entertain me day to day and to share this prize with those who enrich me every day. Doubtlessly, there are many and it will be hard to pick just a few, the people I will name today deserve this prize, as do the very long serious list of bloggers I also enjoy to read, but I will name the first 4 and will leave the rest of the work to all the bloggers that visit other's blogs and are nourished by them.
The rules of passing on this award are as follows:- post award in your own blog: [Post who gave it to you]- indicate its origin and a link to the site. "
These are my picks:
La La La Illustration
My Collage Art
The Polka Dot Pixie
That was hard! I have lots that I read and need to add more links to my blogs I love section. To those I nominated, I tip my hat to you! :) If you find out about this before I tell you, I'm sorry...Awesome Guy is waiting for me to pull dinner out of the oven...I must run!