Thursday, November 19, 2009

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

If "Luck Be a Lady"...
then I am one REALLY lucky lady...:)
Arriving from Malaysia and the artful hands of Caroline
was this intriguing package
complete with lovely exotic stamps
and beautifully wrapped...

And...inside was a gift I won in a drawing
held by Caroline for the opening of her Etsy shop...
...this gorgeous floral journal!
I plan to draw only exotic beautiful things in her!
I love it Caroline...Thanks so very much!

Then...from Laurel in Rhode Island
came this delightful Cactus Snowman Mirage ATC card!
There was even a special winter card made by Laurel
nestled in the envelope, too!
Laurel your imagination knows no boundaries!!
Thank you sooo much for this little surprise!

The card above then arrived from Sandra in Oregon...
we have traded several times now...
and plan to continue to do so...:)
It is made on special mulberry paper and
is really stunning.
Sandra has more zentangle art to see here...:)

I made this private 3:3 trade with Amy in Illinois...
I "met" her
at the Illustrated ATCs trading site...and
we decided to exchange Ancient Egyptian cards.
Amy's colored pencil work is flawless...
Be sure to click on the images to better admire the details...
Amy even sent a fourth card as an extra little
"something something"...:) Lucky Me!!
Mmmm! I am fascinated by these cards!
I think she would have been a master crafts person
in King Tutankhamen's court
for sure! :)
My last little treasure of the week
fluttered into my mailbox all the way from Virginia

and the deft paintbrush of Rebekah.
Rebekah is a member of Illustrated ATCs as well.
This was her first trade on this site.
I absolutely love the color palette she used here.
It is even more dazzling in real life...
as are they all.

Thank you each and every one
for this magnificent treasure trove
of delicious eye candy.
Many artistic muses gifted me royally this week. :)

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity."
~Seneca, Roman Dramatist


soulbrush said...

you have a wonderful little collection now. i specially love the egyptian ones.

Teri C said...

Wow, all are so beauteous!! I spent way too much time admiring them. :)

Barbara Weeks said...

How lovely!
I've left an award for you on my blog. Please stop by to collect it!

Sherry said...

What a wonderful collection you are building, of friends as well as wee artistic creations.

Renee said...

Cha'ching you totally scored.

Love Renee xoxo

Sandra said...

You must be in 7th heaven to be surrounded by so much beautiful work. I'm sure that luscious journal will inspire you to greatness!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have been mightly blessed the week your Highness.

studio lolo said...

A bevy of beauties this week!

You deserve them all ;)

Caroline said...

Glad it arrived safely and hope we get to see what you draw in it!! Your mail box must be one of the most well used!! Such treasures - aren't those Egyptian cards beauties?!