|Mieke van Sambeeck|
This was started by Erin of Art-Is-Try. I found out about Erin's project from Andria of Drawing Near and thought it an easy and fun thing to do. The thought of little artistic gems travelling around the world delights me. If the project grew, as it should, then there would be thousands of these little treasures on their way around the globe. What a thought!
I commented on Andria's site and duly received the most delightful package, decorated with stamps, flags, and tape....
What looks like an airmail envelope is in fact a lovely little handmade booklet....
... and an enclosed plastic sleeve contained all these wonderful goodie for me to use in collage. YAY!! Maybe those bits will end up in that book?
Thank you Andria.
The three who responded to my post were...
Mieke of Short Snippets
Robyn of rObfOs
Deb of Deb Ammerman Art and Design
Well, Mieke is a friend who belongs to the same art group as I...COMA, the Collaboration of Maleny Artists, so I see her fairly often. I knew what she would really like and I could deliver it by hand, which I did. Soooo, I made her a special piece and hung it on a buna cord. These 'bits' are very beachy... coral, and a pebble and driftwood I found on the beach.
Thank you Mieke.
I have not met Robyn, but she is a Queenslander and I checked out her site to try and get an idea of what she would like. I decided to make a mixed media ATC and include some interesting papers in the package, and a ceramic brooch that I'd made.
Thank you Robyn.
Finally, I was so pleased that my last participant was from the other side of the world, the USA. After all, that was my idea about the whole thing.
Deb's site showed me her interest in mixed media and collage AND she had left an encouraging comment on my 'Rust' post. I just had to use some of my rust-printed fabric on a collage for her, and include a piece of the fabric for her to play with.
|Framing The Moon|
So you see, it was all worth it. I loved making for a 'special' person, and hope you visit my three recipients and join the 'Pay It Forward' challenge.
wonderful gifts, especially the raku heart. I sort of thought about it but having a few problems so wasnt sure I could go through with it and didnt go any further. Now wish I had!ReplyDelete
I love the concept of pay it forward! You recieved and sent some lovely things.ReplyDelete
JM-intersting and creative way of making and extending the artistic connections. See you at the next COMA launch? Go well. BReplyDelete
Wow! What awesome gifts on both the coming in and going out sides. I especially love the necklace you made. I wish I had more time to make jewelry.ReplyDelete
Hi Jo, Thank you again for the lovely collage gift you sent me! I LOVE it! It's still sitting on my desk in a frame that I had (to protect it), but I do plan to get a nice mat & frame so I can hang it on my inspiration wall. It was so exciting to receive your gift, I do hope that people will sign up on my blog and let me send them a little gift to, I really do want to give back. :)ReplyDelete
Oh so much to see and enjoy on this post! Thanks for the variety of eye candy.ReplyDelete
Thanks Again Jo, I treasure the necklace, a wonderfull gift and a fun project to join.ReplyDelete
Jo - what a grand idea! Your pieces are just gorgeous, and so you. I absolutely adore the beachy necklace you made your friend but the collages are fab too. What a giving type of swap....ReplyDelete
The gifts you sent off are fabulous, Jo...your PiF partners are super-lucky!!ReplyDelete
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Wow on all of the gifts, such creativity and talent. I am so excited that your leg of the project went so well. Cheers! Erin from art-is-try (http://art-is-try-artistry.blogspot.com/)ReplyDelete