Thursday, May 7, 2009

A gift from a Blogging friend in the UK

Isn't it great! I won this from www.hensteethart.blogspot.com Viv is a blogger friend from the UK who had a give away and I WON! I truly never win anything. What is even more special is that it arrived during my long week when Ed was in the hospital. Viv makes collages, jewelry and little purses. This one has little scraps of fiber and vintage buttons, french knots, vintage papers and vintage iron on transfers. So sweet! I love it. So not only did I get this great collage Viv sent along these great old photos for me to use in my work. The blogging world opens up the opportunity to have relationships with others who are interested in the same kinds of things you are. Viv is always showing use the goodies she gets from her local thrifts and she shares the work that she sells on etsy. Thanks again VIV!


4 comments:

Hens Teeth said...

It's a pleasure!

Heather said...

what treasures! love those old photos too :)

Mary said...

Lucky you winning something fabulous from Hens Teeth - I love that blog, too!

5ft Inf said...

I really love your work...I love the fact that it's not just 'sweet' and 'pretty' vintage stuff, but has emotional elements going on too; they're funny and dark at times too. I love doing books of collage myself, and at Christmas made books inspired by the poet Edward Lear's work; funny and dark...and actually a bit too odd for some people, but that's art isn't it? An expression of yourself, even if it's not 'saleable' and I struggle with that with my paintings, and indeed 'me', as rather idiotically, I'm an actress too!
Really glad to meet you in blogland...
x Philippa