Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Thankful Thursday...(#7)..."

From Judy in Tennessee..
A magnificent array of Asian awesomeness...
copies temple papers from her trip to Hong Kong
a handmade book mark with Chinese coin...
an amazing "power red" blank card...a brush painting print...
...beautiful words lovingly written,
PLUS
three gorgeous ATC cards...each a mini masterpiece of its own.
Whew!
Judy always gets my imagination going!
From Cynthia in North Carolina...more examples of her digital dexterity...
"Bring It On" ATC nostalgia
plus her ATC business card...how neat is that!!!???
She has a really wide variety of unique cards in all different styles
on her Flickr page...pop over and check it out!

From Cheryl in Utah...a really cool embossed ATC...
filled to the brim with all kinds of colorful energy
and dressed with a sweet tiny button for a little extra bling.

From Angela in Minnesota...her first trade...
a example of her fabulous watercolor painting talent...
"Squash Blossom".
Angela has a little online shop here
where many of her gorgeous pieces are showcased...
Check out the original print of her
beautiful business card shown in this photo.

From Aino in Finland...This lovely silhouette...perfectly cropped
...the detail and softness of her face is amazing...
I just love her edgy style !
From Lisa in Arizona...(WooHoo! someone close by!)
Also her first trade...
a beautiful zentangle "Star Burst" based on a Hindu design...and
a special little extra "Hearts Afire" ATC just as a surprise!
I was doing the happy dance after opening this...
and as you can imagine...
this only added more fuel to my "heart addiction" fire!
WooHoo!
And finally, from Patty in Alaska,
(who has now "caved" and joined our Cactus Monday bunch-YEA!)
three incredible examples of how artistically diverse she is.
A zentangle...Scherrenschnitte...and a watercolor!
Each time I visit her blog
I come away with my mouth agape...
From the Alaskan wilds to sailing the Caribbean...
Patty has done it all!

I have said it before...a will say it again...
It is such a treat that all of our artistic paths have crossed...
either through trading or blogging
or just luck of the draw...I am amazed each and every day
at the beauty and universality
our artistic world holds.
If only the rest of the world would join in on our joy!
"Peace Out" all!

11 comments:

bubblemunch said...

Gosh - so much more beauty from around the world - lucky you Margaret!! :-)

It's great to see it all and then to visit all the different sites.

soulbrush said...

you are so right, this is all 'gaspingly' lovely. gasp. happy tt to you p.xx

Teri C said...

All are so beautiful!!! I am beginning to wonder how and what we did before ATCs!!!!!

messyfish said...

what great gifts! Your kind words about everyone are a joy to read.

Sherry said...

Fantastic selection of ATCs, Margaret. I imagine you feel very connected to your internet art friends these days, There certainly is a wealth of creativity out there.

Serena said...

what a gorgeous group of goodies!

marianne said...

Than the world would look so much better.....

Wow what a load of gorgeous gifts you have received!!!!
Love those Chinese treasures and all the ATC's are to die for!

Angela said...

Thanks Margaret! I am really having so much fun with these! Feel like I've joined a whole 'nother community of artists. :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Peace Out back atcha.

studio lolo said...

oh my, I'm speechless at the array of talent!! You draw people to you with your art spirit Margaret ;)

purplepaint said...

Oh how fun!!! I haven't had much time to make any more, will have to try harder. Marva