Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year + 1

Hey Everyone!
Long time no post and I'm so
sorry, but life got crazy, as I am
sure it did for all of you as well
getting prepared for the Holidays.
Crazy busy!!

But after our last ATC Swap,
I decided to take some much needed
art time as well as preparing for the Holidays, and wanted to try out some
new techniques, and use some of 
my new art goodies.
And even without an ATC Swap
going on, still tucked into a few 
ATC's just for the fun of it :)
So while using my Gelli Plates
it led me into trying my hand at
some quick journal making
Lots of experimenting and of course
using some Fab Graphics.
I was rather pleased with my 
attempts at stitching these.

And I incorporated some other
Artists wonderful Mail Art doodles
( this one's background from the
Wonderful Gigi Butterfly!) along
with some 
Graphics all sewn onto the cover.
( Using my little vintage 
Singer Featherweight Sewing machine...
I love that machine :)

As the Holidays approached this
year, I did just a couple of quickie
projects, this one was a bit of fun

Using Crowabout StudioB
Graphics and some wood house cut-outs
made a cute small table display for
the Holidays...
and some tags for packages

With a little help...

Oliver Howard had a Wonderful
December showing off his hat
collection on Facebook....
what a kooky boy :)
Everyone was so kind with their
comments as the photo's kept 
appearing with each one funnier than the next...

But I have to tell you all, this was
the coolest part of the Holiday Season
for us, as Oliver Howard has so many
Fabulous admirers and 
Friends on Facebook,
but the fact that he inspired art 
really rocks!

Look at this Fabulous 
Acrylic Painting
of Oliver Howard
by the 
We were Gobsmacked when it arrived!
How absolutely generous but
also I love that Rhonda Loves
Oliver Howard!! 
( I share him gladly :)

I've loved seeing Rhonda's 
Painting on Facebook 
for quite some time,
so to have a piece of her art, 
and having
it be our very own Oliver Howard
was just such a treat!!!
Do check out Rhonda Davies
on Facebook to see examples
of her Wonderful Art!
Thank you so very much
Rhonda!!! Oliver sends
Sloppy kisses :)

And looking back at 2013
it was also a year that we
had the loss of our 
Dear Old
Moth Eaten Sidney Poodle
age 16 years,
(as the year before with our
Mr. Ted)
(Tribute page by me :)

But nothing had prepared me for
the honour of having this arrive..

The Fabulous Artist
Surprised me out of the blue
with dedicating this lovely piece
of art that she'd painted to my 
Sidney Poodle, as to many of her
other friends that had also lost pets,
but so honoured Sid by making this
for a fund raising project in her 
I was so honoured, but when I 
received the Original Painting
from Mindy, I was so stunned
at her generosity, but also how 
much it was Sidney...
Thank you Mindy!!
Do go and check out Mindy's Blog
and her Etsy shop!

As many know, the mail service
towards the Holidays in both Canada
and the U.S. became impossible, so
I was so relieved these two paintings 
made it through, as it turns out as
of today January 2, 2014 we still
haven't received our packages and cards
for the Holidays from Family and Friends
so I expect to be continuing to Celebrate
over the next week or two as things finally
get delivered and filter through.
Crazy global mail service issues are
going to create many problems for
so many people, but particularly for
some of our Fav Online Shops and
for Artists Business and swaps....
Finger's crossed by the end of 
January, we'll see if some of the 
postal issues have eased a bit....
we have ATC Swaps to get on with! 

Hope You All have had a Great
Holiday Season
and All the Best for this New Year!
Be safe with all this Winter Weather
and I'll be posting again soon with
some new 2014 fun!!



Catherine Etter, The Mindful Spirit said...

Lovely post, loving thoughts, hearts and talents shared, beautiful beginnings to 2014, love you guys...............

Denise J. Phillips said...

Thank you Catherine! Happy New Year!!!

Mindy Lacefield said...

I'm so happy it made it through to you before Christmas. When you lost your Sid, I lost my boys all over again. But they are still with us.....shining.
love you dear girl. xo!

Denise J. Phillips said...

You really honoured me Mindy, and as we both know Poodles, no matter what size rock!!! GRIN I'm just so touched by your generosity <3

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