Sadly, Reggee is no longer with us so no more big sticks. My Dad's new pup, a cocker spaniel, thinks popscycle sized ones are big enough.
This post is not about dogs and sticks though. It is about surprises, prizes and awards. In my mail today was a prize from Eugena ofPolymer Clay Chameleon. Every day without fail, Eugena profiles a different polymer clay artist and I am in awe at the variety and talent of work that she features. My prize from Eugena came beautifully packaged, with a gorgeous card showing one of Eugena's own works. I received a wonderful chameleon necklace made by Eugena. I love chameleon's they are rather comical little creatures I think.
The second surprise in my mail was an issue of Art Doll Quarterly that was gifted to me by very talented artist, and fellow ADO member,Paula Nerhaus. Visit Paula's blog to see some of her wonderfully offbeat and enchanting creations. ADQ is impossible for me to find, and I am going to subscribe to this magazine. In the meantime however, Paula sent me one. What a thoughtful, sweet thing to do!
I have a passion for antique lace, particularly beaded and/or metallic lace. I use a lot of this type of lace on my faeries.A fellow member of Vintage Fashion Guild knows this and Mary Jane of Poppys Vintage Clothing, sent me this wonderful edwardian cuff (it is actually two pieces of 2" wide lace stitched together). Another very sweet and oh so thoughtful thing to do. Thank you Mary Jane!
Last, but definitely NOT least, Pattee of Odd-Dolls has awarded me with the Byrum Spiritual Art Award. This is a new award and I am so touched that Pattee thought of me. When Pattee notified me of this special award, she said, "you've just made a difference in my life." Aw, Pattee, you'll have me in tears! Thank you SO much.
This award can be passed on, or not. I will have to think about this, as there are so many people that have touched, inspired and brought richness to my life. I'm afraid my list would be too long to post. Pattee, I do so appreciate this award. I treasure it, and your friendship and all the friends I have met here in blogland since I started this blog in December. It is amazing and so enriching. I am blessed.