When I moved to Mexico, I left my 'room' of art stuff behind. That was and still is the hardest thing about coming here. My stash ... it's gone. Anyway, that was then ... this is now! Carolyn and I decided to do an art swap. Yesterday I went to pick up my mail. Carolyn's swap had arrived. It was a little larger than I had expected ..... a medium size UPS box! I couldn't wait to get home.
Everything poured out of that box ... beautiful papers of all types and sizes, coloured envelopes, rolls of tracing foil, shadow boxes, a kit Carolyn had put together for me with ink and pearlex powder to make glimmer mist with hand written instructions on how to make it, rhinestones, puzzle pieces, tags of all shapes, colours, and sizes, cigar labels, stickers, specialty items such as cutekuts, a krylon gold leafing pen, cast off papers for a project I have in the wings, collage papers and German scraps, postage stamps, shapes to make shrines, a board book ready to embellish, chipboard shapes in sheets called periphery I have never seen before and more ... it just kept coming out of the box. I was actually giggling at one point. Remember, I have not been in a store which stocks these items in over a year. I am seriously down a quart.
This morning I am sitting here going through it all again. My mind whirs with possibilities. I realized the other day as I was sitting at the table creating something, just how much I love and adore paper. Any kind of paper. Old paper, new paper, patterned paper, blue paper .... it does not matter. Paper and possibilities seem to go together for me.
So my dear Carolyn .... Thank You! Being here with no places I can get my little hands on art supplies like these .... this is the very best present I have had in years!
I took a photo. It doesn't really do it justice as you can't see everything .. however, you will see why I am so excited.
|Gift from a Friend.|
“Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.” ~Richard Bach