Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Thankful Thursday...(#18)..."

...Yet another week full of beautiful things landing at my door!
The six cards above were received several weeks ago
as part of the "Clean out your Closet" Swap
I participated in at Illustrated ATCs.
The artists are:
Top row...L-R: Sally from Texas, Joyce from Canada, and PB.
Bottom Row...L-R: Le Ann from New York, rkolig from Canada,
and Jen from Maine.
It constantly amazes me at the variety of art
which can be so beautifully showcased
on these tiny little cards!
(Click on any image to enlarge to see detail...)
Then a surprise package arrived from Shayna in Alabama.
We have traded several times now...
but this time
not only did Shayna send me the beautiful blue beaded card
shown above in the center...
but also she sent two of her hand carved cactus stamps!
What fun...
I can hardly wait to use them...
...Stay tuned...! :)
This last little gem is from Sally in Texas...
We made a private 1:1 trade through the iATC website.
You might have noticed that Sally
also sent the cherry blossom card shown in the 1st photo...
What a small world! :)
These cranes were inspired by the Illustration Friday
prompt "Skinny"
and also a very touching origami crane installation project
which Sally is spearheading
at her school district
in response to tragedy which occured at a neighboring high school.
Check out this unique project HERE.
It is amazing!

Thanks everyone for popping in for peeks today.
Art certainly makes one's day...
doesn't it!??? :)


Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wonderful bits of beauty came your way Margaret. They certainly do make your day, mine too.

Sally Taylor said...

Margaret, Thanks so much sharing all the art and linking to my project post! I have been showing off your beautiful card to everyone who will stop and look. The thing I love about ATCs is the new friendships forged through sharing art!

studio lolo said...

You always have such a dazzling array!! Wonderful!

Joyce said...

Margaret, thank you so much for letting me know about the card you received from me. It's nice to know where my cards find a home.

You have a very impressive collection of beautiful cards. I'm glad to join the party!


soulbrush said...

wonderful treats. i hate reading about a student stabbing their teacher, as my hubby teaches senior students.

Renee said...

Honestly you guys are so lucky and talented it is sick.

They are great.

Love Renee xoxo

Teri C said...

What a lot of beauty!!! Thankful Thursday indeed.

marianne said...

Wow what a marvelous collection you have by now!
Your traded are beautiful but so is everything you send in return!