Just look at how they make those teeth on the dolls
From my friends Steve and Sharon Manning
Steve unearthed these at a dump in Perth - (don't ask me where, I have no idea)
Too late - I think he got them all
They were so kind and sent Michael and I all these wonderful objects
Steve has a knack of finding stuff like this - too many things to post all at once.
The ceramic piece below was Steve and my favourite - stunning!
I must have done something right to get such a generous gift
Steve knows that I use hands in all of my Anthologies™ so imagine my surprise when this piece came along with some glass pieces with the hand on them too.
I like to give too so imagine how delightedI was when on a, not so recent visit with Michelle Ward , she gave me these - wow - so thoughtful.
Gorgeous hand carved stamps - the uber talented Michelle made the especially for me.
The top word is Shalom - meaning peace, hello and good-bye in Hebrew
And the word below is Chai, no not the tea!
Pronounced as though you had something caught in your throat- it means "Life".
The numberical value of the 2 letters add up to 18.
Often when we give other people gifts or monetary donations we give it in lots of 18 or the number 18 is in the numeral amount somewhere.
Then this arrived at my door, albeit some-time ago
I was gob-smacked (not so easy to do to me - lol)
It was so lovely of her. Kecia and I hit it off well at Art and Soul and have maintained contact since then.
I was so happy when I recieved it,
the unexpected surprise in the mail is fun.
I have to say it is soooo lovely to have these gifts in my presence.
Lovely reminders of the good friends I have made along the path of this artful life.
Actually on friday my gorgeous friend Ro sent me an amazing Victorian photo album but I have not had the chance to photograph it yet, in due course.
So, I sure have been on the recieving end of wonderful things, delightful gifts from special friends.
A bit about my art...
I was fortunate enough to have been voted as this month's featured artist on Creative Souls.
It is an amazing site created by the one and only Izabella.
So many artists there and I have made some lovely friends in the short space of time I have been there. Come see for yourself - it's so worth the visit.
So in order to show the members what my art is about I had to move fast and produced this video to explain what it is I do.
Better get back to the grind, I am currently in research and gathering mode which has taken me from Biblical times
to medievil France and Italy.