Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Fun Mail Day!

Yesterday, Jason brought in the mail and in it were four packages for me! Hooray! First, and most exciting, was a package from Corey. I had completely forgotten that we were doing a trade (I sent her a Pixie Stick), so it was a package I wasn't expecting. In it was a wonderful assortment of vintage lace and papers-yum! I'm sure you'll be seeing bits and pieces show up in my art.

Next was an Ebay win I've been waiting for. It is a yard of fabric. Isn't this the cutest? And such wonderful colors! Another to add to my pile of "soft books to make". It will be perfect for a book because of the "story-telling" sorts of images.

Then a package from each of my sisters-belated birthday gifts! My sister, Katie, had some stamps made from a photo of Riley. I've thought of doing this myself, but never got around to it. What a neat idea for a gift though! And my sister, Julia, sent two carved pieces of wood- I think they were used for printmaking or something similar. Wow! Maybe they're finally starting to "get" me, because these are all things I would have picked out myself!

So, being me (and what a fun ride that is sometimes!), I couldn't just leave things as they were. I wasn't sure where to display the carved pieces, and they were so dark it was hard to see the details, so I decided to make some alterations! I hope my sister doesn't mind, but I'm sure it's something she'd almost expect of me. Anyway, a

little paint and some wire, and I now have two really cute photoframes! I love them!

And by the way, isn't that photo of Riley a nice one? It's amazing how playing around with the contrast and color on a photo can change it. That photo was originally in color, and he was wearing bright pajamas, and now it looks like a studio portrait!

That's it for today- tomorrow I hope to get a Father's Day present made!

5 comments:

lindaharre said...

THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PRESENTS! The fabric is great....never seen anything like it! and oh, what darling frames those turned out to be! like you need another frame:) looks like a really nice day for surprises........~L.

cori said...

Wow, such wonderful mail! Can't wait to see what you do with those treasures from Corey!

Sofia Barao said...

Lucky you :) everything's beautiful and love what you did to the carved pieces :)

Tricia Scott said...

you have inspired me! recently i was in this old country store and they had a similar carved piece but i didn't get it because the store only accepted cash and there i was with only my debit card. you've got me thinking that perhaps i should go back and see if it's still there.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. i find myself coming again and again to visit your blog-it's such a treat!
tricia

Ulla said...

What an inspiration Corey! I love the way you freely painted the wood stamps and made them your own! And what goodies from France -- Wowsa!

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