I received my first package from Speckled Egg's petite inspiration box swap. My swap partners were Melissa from Abigail's Pocatello, our hostess Heather, & this talented girl.
Michelle from Petite Michelle Louise, here's her awesome blog!
The box she sent was packed full of the coolest treats, all revolving around the swap theme, birds.
Love this! I'm always on the look-out for metal findings.
She used a lot of transparency, image transferred onto cloth, stitching, stamping,
& vellum. Very cool!
The best thing about swaps is the new people it brings into my life. The minute I saw Michelle's blog, I knew we'd be very good friends!
The holiday issue of Life Beautiful featured the works of the most Amazing Artist, David Arms. It's no secret, I'm a lover of Art..all Art. But when I opened this magazine & saw David's work for the first time, it really took my breath away!
(picture courtsey of Life Beautiful)
His use of birds, nests, eggs & other symbols provide the viewer a chance at introspection. David uses these symbols & others as a message of hope, faith & renewal.
I borrowed this image off his website davidarms.com.
Please go visit & see his wondrous work for yourself. I think my favorite is a piece titled The Last Supper', I'm not going to tell you anything about it, just see for yourself!
It's been very difficult for me to post & visit blogs the past couple of weeks. My babies are suffering so much with allergies due to all of the pollen around. Is it terrible were you are? They start with just allergy symptoms, but then it has turned into sinus & ear infections. Nothing hurts worse than the sound of your child crying in pain. Pharmaceuticals & Mommy's love is slowly working it's magic, so hopefully I'll be skipping through blogland soon!