Friday, July 13, 2007


Warning - this post could make you so very jealous of the friends in my circle. Yesterday - my monsters (Molly and Abby) called and I had a MaryAnn package delivered by Mr Postman. They asked me if they could open it and of course I said okay. We all love MaryAnn Packages. Well they opened it and then would not tell me what it was. They even wrapped it back up for me.

I had been notified by the guilty culprit that a surprise was on the way for my birthday. She also predicted laughter. And BOY was she right. Just take a look at my wonderful new art piece.

It came with a card explaining that she recognized that I needed no crap (craft) stuff. So she made me a cheerleader. My word do I need one of these lately. This is a "to die for" piece. Pink - a MaryAnn signature color - and black - and sparkly - and fun.

I am having a hard time deciding where I want this to hang. I want it to be somewhere that I will see everyday. Would I have made this? Nope - not the style I choose to work. Do I love this - oh yes - And to have an artwork created just for me by a friend that I love and respect so much is the most wonderful gift I can have. I hope she appreciates her gift as well.

Big hint drop - Miss MaryAnn's birthday is early in September.

Thank you - thank you - thank you. For the cheerleader but more for your inspiration, support, and encouragement. I love ya girl.

Now for more fun and inspiration. Molly was BORED - as she put it - yesterday. So she broke out the paper and the pastels and decided to create herself. I am a mixed media - fiber - paper person, but Molly can paint and draw and I am so impressed. Look at my gift from her for the big event. An oil pastel eye.

Stunning isn't it. Created on an 8-1/2 x 11 piece of card stock. This will go in the studio. She even knows where she wants it to hang. Notice they eye is clear - not a crying eye - and her message was one of encouragement as well. (I have shed way too many tears the last couple of weeks) I can't wait for framing on this one.

I finished painting the louver cabinet and packing Abby up for a beach trip. I started on gluing the book pages inside, but it got late and I cleaned up. Will finish it tonight. I do hope to make some studio progress in the next couple of days. Really need to get a WIP photo posted for you.

A HUGE THANK YOU as well for all of the links people dropped yesterday. I have toured through and learned a few new things for my kids at church and I have forwarded all of them to Mandy.

Thank you again MaryAnn. You are such a blessing in my life.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


A & H said...


A & H said...

Molly's gift is very impressive. She is an artist and we all know she is very special.

Mary Ann said...

HA! I just knew you'd roll on the floor! I hope you love it:) It's a little quirky, but a little quirky never hurts:) I love you so much! Happy happy birthday to you!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday to us! Where were you 24 years ago tomorrow evening?

I love you and I hope you have a wonderful birthdaiy weekend!

Metallyptica said...


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