Yes, I know…
I’ve been MIA since before Thanksgiving.
Life just got in the way of everything else.
My sincere apologies and heartfelt gratitude goes out to those of you who faithfully returned week after week, day after day, in search of a new post, or something that would explain my absence. Your presence was felt here, I assure you.
December is lost to 2014 and January has almost come and gone! I am continually amazed at the warp speed passage of time as it literally flies by!
Many of you have filled my mail box to overflowing these past few months. THANK YOU! You can’t possibly know how touched I was to receive your mail art and your Christmas and New Year’s wishes!
Normally, I would fill a blog post, or two, or ten with your correspondence. This time, I’m going to resist. No long blog-jam to share and say thank you, in a lame attempt to catch up… Instead, if it’s all the same to you, I’ll let the New Year begin to work here and start fresh. If I owe you mail, watch the post….
Nor will there be a post to update my MailArt 365 progress. If you thought the last ones were lengthy, a catch-up now would take forever to write and read. Instead, you can browse pics of my progress and that of other participating artists here: http://mailart365.blogspot.com/
My only dip back into 2014 is this… A HUGE THANK YOU!!! to all of the ladies who created pages in my Zetti-Style Glue Book as it made its way through the Round Robin. (You know who you are!) It has come home in grand style and I am delighted to have shared that journey with all of you!
The pictures simply don’t do it justice, but take a peek for yourselves…
Julia sent the glue book home to The Studio at Piney Creek Acres in grand style! The gifties were sooo over-the-top!
“A Bird’s Eye View” was wrapped prettily, inviting me to brew a cuppa and spend some much needed quiet time looking through it…
The front cover before it flew the coop and began its journey.
An artist sign in page was created just inside the front cover. I am happy to say that it filled quickly!
Love the sentiment expressed here! Melodee Isaacs really took flight with my theme!
You can find more of Melodee’s stuff here: http://ateliermelodee.blogspot.com/
Jackie Davidson had a different take, entirely… What a view! Bird got away!
See more about Jackie here: http://jldart.com/
Two uniquely individual pages were created by Susan Steward. The one on the right speaks to magical, moonlit winter nights! Dare I hang my hat on the quote? I shall! A thrilling time, indeed!
April Cole shared a little Frida Love with me! The bottom of the starry ribbon is cut off in the photo, but Frida is stamped there.
Read April’s blog here: http://aprilmariecole.blogspot.com/
Capturing the spirit of the season on her two page spread, Nancy Baumiller, shared “a fond childhood memory” with me.
See more of Nancy’s work here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CrowsFeetDesigns
Before the book went out, I created my own center spread. I had an idea that I didn’t want to forget in the time my book was away. It did not disappoint.
Jill Adamy turned the book on end and created an elongated spread! That owl’s got some long legs! Love the boots! Strive for creativity, indeed!
More from Jill can be found here: http://www.glimmerbug.com/
The EYES have it! Veronica Fortune has a heartfelt message for us all….
And last, but certainly not least! Julia Jacques bright and cheery page imparts some humorous wisdom!
Carpe Diem! Inside the back cover… complete with a pocket for the contributing artists to leave their cards, or notes.
The back cover… THE END
Thank you, Everyone! The Zetti-Style Mini Glue Book Round Robin was a huge success!
The New Year has seen me dabbling in the studio, but not nearly as much as I might like. Here are a few of the things I’ve done…
Winter Tassel (complete with glittery snow atop!) created from a tart tin, a chamagne cork and bits of this and that.
There are twelve danglies in all.
Love me some Tim Holtz ice skates!
Trims, ribbons, beads, Swarovski crystals… nothing was off limits!
Even a bit of broken necklace made the grade!
A glimpse of the detail on the hidden champagne cork.
I just loved the way the antique chandelier crystal hung, suspended from the champagne cork center!
This pair of earrings was created especially in support of my favorite Juke Joint, Wooley Bully’s. Their drink chips are glow-in-the-dark guitar picks! I couldn’t resist drilling them to create these! Thank you, Dremel!
Some of us are beginning a new journey this year, into a world of healing growth through art. This was my interpretation of our first project.
You might have noticed (in the blog’s side bar) that I am once again participating in Kat Sloma’s Liberate Your Art Post Card Swap. If you’d like to join us for the 2015 Swap, pop on over to Kat Eye Studio and sign up! We’d love to have you! Use this link: http://kateyestudio.com/liberate-your-art-postcard-swap
That’s enough for one day, folks! Thanks again for sticking with me! It feels good to be back!
Happy Trash to you, until we meet again!