Monday, March 2, 2009

Hand Made

Nothing makes a bad day better than coming home to a box of goodies from an artist friend! I am incredibly lucky to have such talented and giving friends, but my friend Erin out did herself this time and I just have to share with you what she sent me.

First of the goodies is the fun metal tile she altered, I think it is going to look perfect in my kitchen. She also sent me a blank tile so I am going to make her something fun in return. I know exactly what I am going to do with it so stay tuned for an update on that.

If that wasn't enough, she also sent this amazing piece, I just love it! She got a sewing machine for Christmas and is experimenting with fiber. I think she did a great job and I am so excited to have a new edition to my ever growing hand collection.

And to round out the goodies she included this fun piece by her husband who makes lots of wonderful ceramic things. I think this guy has a heavy Hawaiian tiki vibe going on and he is a welcome addition to all of my little curios.

In these uncertain times knowing our friends are there to support and encourage us makes a huge difference. It's these gestures of friendship and sharing the creative spirit that will sustain me, that much I know for sure. So to Erin, and all of my kindred friends, thank you so much for sharing your talent with me, you inspire me and nurture me more than you know!


Supria Karmakar said...

How amazing on all fronts...the love of a dear friend, the creativity and the coming home to a wonderful treat in the mail...I love the art with the hand and eye...a very meaningful symbol in my own life...the colours in it are gorgeous. Supria

ismilesalot said...

Gorgeous. It's funny, I pulled out some fabrics, etc to work on a small art quilt with the intentions of using a hand for the background. Must be a sign! I need some friends like yours to exchange things with. It would be fun. I can't wait to see what you do with your tile.

ekoenig said...

you are the sweetest, Betsy.
I am glad I could put a smile on your face.

Sacred Yoli said...

Girl you hella scored! I love the hand and eye! I love the techniques involved.