Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Thankful Thursday...(#6)..."

From my faithful trading partner Melody in Utah...
"India Summer" masque and "Flying High!"
...and, as always, a little "extra" tucked in...some lovely papers.
(Be sure to click on each image to better see details...)
From Patty in Alaska...two beautiful watercolors...
one I chose...the other a delightfully refreshing snow surprise...
both enclosed in one of her original art cards...
What a treat!

From Damarys in Texas...from her "Baroque Hattitude" ATC series:)
They are so very "girly girl" and feminine!

From Melanie in Australia...three delicately beautiful works
finely drawn in pen...two are watercolored.
Notice the artwork on the envelope and those great Aussie stamps!
Melanie's art talent runs deep...check out her Etsy site
for all sorts of goodies in all sorts of media.

From Cynthia in North Carolina...Amazing examples of
digital artwork...layers upon layers of depth
and imagination.
Wish I knew hope to work this kind of artsy magic.

From Jane in Bath, England...three fabulous cards
each with scrumptious detail and attention to design.
Jane's artistic talent is boundless...check here for her Flickr site...
...or take a trip to her Etsy is utterly delightful!

From Beverly in Michigan...big smiles and a bit of nostalgia...
layered card details, wonderful sayings, and a bag of ATC goodies!
I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

From Jimmy in California...his very first trade...
impeccable pen work in this awesome complex zentangle
entitled "Time is Running Out".
Such a steady hand...his patience must be that of a saint!

From Debbi in Australia...beautiful work on a canvas like base
detailed with coins, stitching and a bit of bling.
Again, some gorgeous Aussie stamps
and another fabulous envelope.

From our very own "Travelin' Lynn"...Car art...
made during her latest adventure...
bringing the cool mountains and a lush garden to my
scorching hot desert summer.
Again...check out the detail works on these!

And finally from John, in California, a 10 year old artist
who I had the pleasure of "meeting" on Flickr...
Copies of two of his sketchbook pieces and a copy of his
first "zine" much in the style of the one and only Dan Price
of Moonlight Chronicles fame.
John's zine is packed cover to cover with sketches of his travels,
his insights, thoughts and ideas...and drawings
of just plain old everyday things...
it is real treat to read.
John is a rising star...his love of art is a sheer
pleasure to witness.

Each of these pieces held in one's own hand...up close and personal
is such a soulful treat.
I hope that in my sharing these beautiful works of art
you are able to find some time
to visit each and every artist and allow them to brighten your
spirit as much as they have each brightened mine.
I am thankful to each and every one of them
and to each and every one of you.
Our little art world is truly a wonderland of joy!

"All real works of art look as though they were done in joy."
~Robert Henri


Judy Butler said...

I don't think I have ever been the first person to post a comment. I have insomnia and so at 4AM here I am enjoying your Thankful Thursday. Beautiful ATCs from virtual friends. What an amazing phenomenon to receive these cards from all over the lovelier than another. I have received art from 3 different people in the last two weeks. There is no way to describe the feeling. I will try to post them today, too. Your blog continues to be an inspiration. Judy

melanie said...

wow! you certainly have some beauties there! (and I don't mean the ones from me!) I had to check out quite a few of these artists myself. Actually, I do every week ;)

Teri C said...

Each and every one of these are just gorgeous and I know they all got gorgeous ones in return from you.

I LOVE Thankful Thursdays!!

soulbrush said...

i agree completely with teri here. and there's an award for you on my blog today friend.
wordveri:frump (exactly how i am feeling these days...)

Lynn said...

Wow, that ten year olds are it something else! Such wonderful trades you made. It's always a treat for me to see mine on another's blog. Thanks for posting them. Such good art from others here. Lucky you.

PAK ART said...

Thanks for posting my art on your blog...I'm honored to be sitting alongside such great artists. I love seeing the creative ways others express themselves. All beautiful!

marianne said...

I see so much beauties here!
I will follow the links!

Have a nice Sunday!

yoon see said...

Wow! Gifts of joy and passion. Truly treasure to heart and soul!

purplepaint said...

What an awesome haul!!! I'm going to have to get busy so I can get mail like this! :D Marva