January 13, 2016

A lovely Surprise ...

Hello again my lovelies.  I have news.

I have often mentioned how fortunate I have been starting this blog as I have met some absolutely wonderful individuals.  Sandy being one of them.  We just connected .. and even though we may never meet, she is my sister.

Today, I received another parcel in the mail ... this time from Sandy.  Again, I am amazed at the friends I have made and the generosity of people in this old world.  I was so excited.  I opened the parcel to find the following, which I will show you in a minute.  I was so excited to try my new toys I made a quick sketch in my journal and am linking it to Art Journal Journey.

First let me show you the goodies ... both of which I have never tried before .. so it will be great fun

Thanks so much, Sandy, Dear Lady.  It was fun experimenting.  I LOVE the book ... have not seen one like that before.  FYI ... it's full of painting boards ... thick and sturdy and beautiful.

Wonderful of you to drop by.  Enjoy the moment.

“For so many centuries, the exchange of gifts has held us together. It has made it possible to bridge the abyss where language struggles.”
~ Bary Lopez, About This Life


  1. Wonderful presents from Sandy, she is a treasure, that's for sure, and I LOVE the journal page you made, funny and gorgeous, and thanks for linking to AJJ again. Have a great day Sweetie, hugs, Valerie

  2. Wonderful gifts and thank you for sharing them with us.

    Love the page today that is a wonderful piece of art with the added extras of humour and colour-Brilliant

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Great page Donna- so funny and artsy! Yuur friend is wonderful to give you those goodies!
    Have fun and enjoy!
    Thank you very much for another lovely entry to Art Journal Journey!
    Wishing you a beautiful day!

  4. Fantastic artwork Donna the quote made me smile. I have only used the Inktense pencils before so it was interesting and inspiring to see how you used Inktense blocks.
    Hope you have a lovely day........ Gill x

  5. Like the humor in your journal page! Inktense- lovely. Enjoy your new goodies from generous Sandy.

  6. Nice page with these funny coloured fishes. The present from Sandy is great and now you have enough material to make many nice paintings. So go on, we are waiting!
    Dear Greetings

  7. Oh Dear Heart -- I have tears in my eyes -- do you know how much I treasure giving someone I love something they really like?!!! Love it Donna!
    I just posted on my blog and posted to Art Journal - but I did not know what I was doing. We will see if it works.
    You and Nessie really are people I really admire along with Valerie -- what wonderful artists you are!!!!
    Sandy xx

  8. I love the fun in your fantastic journal page, I hope those fish find the right way to go.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Visiting from AJJ. Going backwards here- what a great quote! Love that journal page and yes, blogging brings so many like - minded souls together -whether near or far. It's a beautiful thing.

  10. How marvelous to receive such a lovely and thoughtful gift from Sandy. Furthermore, I love what you created for your journal page using some of the items. You artists amaze me how quickly you can create a page and have it so perfect, interesting, fun and delightful to view. This page, Donna, is really special!