Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Thankful Thursday...(#4)..."

...From Judy in Tennessee...the wonders of nature...
deftly and lovingly drawn from the very exterior of the envelope
to its treasured contents within.
(Click on any image to enlarge and see details...)
From Annette in Norway..Amazing calligraphy and
the sweetest little tree card...check out her beautiful Etsy Shop.

From Deepa..a touch of Dubai and the stamps and postcard...
even a silver charmed card was included!
From Lubna in the U.K...a fabulous mosaic artist...a three layered card
beautifully mounted and designed...and two bags of goodies
...just for the fun of it! From Soul in the U.K....another glorious taste
of her beloved South Africa...bursting with exotic energy and life
and packed with "inchies:
I am still not caving...won't make them Soul...too small!
LOL :)
From dear Teri, from "Wisconsizona"
who continues to artistically inspire and exhaust us all...
spectacularly beautiful florals, a itsy bitsy "inchie",
and a fly away zentangle all my own!
And finally...From Melody in Utah...our 4th trade...
This card has a special wax layering on it...It is impeccably
composed and the surface is buttery soft...
beautiful papers for a future project were included too! :)
What a beautiful collection of unique artwork!
I thank each and every one of you for such lovely trades...
and also I thank each and everyone
who simply pauses here at Waterblossoms
for a peek or two...or even a short chat...every now and then.
What a wonderful Blogging World !

"The Internet
is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow."
Bill Gates


Julie said...

OMG, wonderful! You really can see the passion and devotion that goes into each ones art! They are all just great! I know you guys are having so much fun with all of the trades!!! Breathtaking cards, each one!!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What gorgeous ATCs you have received. All so different. It is amazing what a tiny canvas can inspire in people.

RHCarpenter said...

You are going to have to open up your own ATC gallery! So many treasures and such talented and sharing artists out in the world!!! YAY!

studio lolo said...

Oh my margaret...what a glorious collection!!! These are some of the best yet. Wow!!

I'm with inchies for me! (I'm already out of my mind.)


soulbrush said...

wowser these are all fabadabadoo, each and every one of them. all different, all special. we are so very lucky and blssed in bloggyland.

3rdEyeMuse said...

whoa ... what a plethera of perfection!!

marianne said...

What a beautiful collection of small art, just gorgeous!
Judy's are so special and have such a realistic Eastern feel!
(just like you can with your Far East ATC's)
Love the tree ATC! Simply beautiful!
Deepa's art is so cheerful and colorful.
Lubna's bird is fabulous!
Soul's African art so full of live!
Lovely no inchies (yet).
Ahh teri's gorgeous ATC's I loved that pink flower ATC!
And the last one! Is that painted or a collage?
Well how blessed are you?!

Enjoy your day!

kazumiwannabe said...

This exchange thing is fabulous - what a beautiful collection of ATCs! Love your worldess wednesday photo, below, and the fantastic "vintage sunflower"!
The effect on "once upon a sheet..." is great (had to re-read it twice to understand how you did it but I think I get it now : )!)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

You deserve everyone of these fabulous exchange small gifts of the artists incredibly unique talent. Thank you for sharing them all with us.

Anonymous said...

I just love this .. artists are just a wonderful race of people.
Fabulous art and fabulous artists, enjoy!

Sue McGettigan said...

That's a LOT of postal goodness! I make ATCs too, I have cousins in Surprise, AZ - let me know if you'd like to swap ATCs.

Angela said...

Wow - just amazing. I'm thinking about getting in on this ATC thing. I usually do my 'fun' paintings on 4"x6" cards - couldn't be too difficult to go one size smaller, could it?

Thanks for introducing us to these fabulous artists!

purplepaint said...

Wow! What beautiful artwork you've received!!! Love them all! You really should try inchies - not drawing them but collaging them - they're a blast! Marva

yoon see said...

Really beautiful, all these gifts are packed with joy & laughter for you 7 friends!