Friday, January 8, 2010

OK, please don't laugh....

I have been creating, I promise!!
But I can't show you the finished photos of my four art pieces
that I mailed off to Pam for her new book....
but I will show you a snippet of one ~
just because I am in love with the image!!

The image is from Mary's new image collections "Beautiful Women"
and it worked PERFECTLY for one of my projects ~
You can see and purchase your own set HERE.....

About eleven years ago I had my very first antique space
in a beautiful antique mall, Antique Griffin.
The owners have always been so wonderful to me,
as I would come and go until I eventually had my own antiques store.
I still visit their antique mall and continue
to buy so many wonderful goodies there.
The owner, Phyllis sent a box home with
my husband the other day for me.
She had been making her own collages and
decided she wasn't going to be making any more
and wanted me to have all of her supplies that
she'd gathered to use in making them!!
I just had to show you have amazingly generous she was!!!!

Such WONDERFUL goodies, I felt as though Christmas had come again!!!

Get a load of this shelf in my studio....
chock full of things....
things that don't having anything to do with each other
except for the fact that they are here, together ~

A few books ~

And this is what I don't want you to laugh about.....
we had "snow" last night!!!!
Enough for school to be cancelled today for Noah ~
I know it's just a dusting (there was ice too )
but we make a big deal out of even a flake!!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend sweet friends!!
hugs and love,


Blondie's Journal said...

What a lucky girl you are and Phyllis is SO generous. I don't know how to make collages but I know you will have a blast with all of this!!

The snow looks so pretty. Last weekend we had 18 inches...not so pretty!! ;-)


Lululiz said...

My goodness, what a very generous gift. Can't wait to see what you will create with those beautiful things.

Rebecca said...

What a wonderful gift and such a compliment that she wanted you to have her collection knowing you would do something beautiful with them.
And I laugh at your snow!!! Ha
We got a foot here yesterday...

LemonyRenee' said...

Well, I wish our area would STOP making such a big deal out of every flake as we get plenty of them every year . . . glad you enjoyed yours.

Love the page . . .

AND I need to have friends like that. Wow! What a wonderful stash!

Rustique Gal said...

Dawn, You really scored! My eyes lit up with excitement, just thinking about all those letters, fabrics, books. Have a blast.
Do you want some of our snow?

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

If you would like more snow we would be happy to send some down! What a wonderful box full of collaging treasure you received! It sure looks like fun and I am sure you will create amazing and beautiful things! Have fun!

Hopemore Studio said...

Dawn, Sooo how long are we going to have to wait to see the rest of that sneak peek..I'm so curious.

Such a beautiful collection of items. I love being able to tuck items away, then when I'm working on something new, I'll open up a box and the perfect item is there waiting for me.

We have snow in Kentucky and kids off school for the last two days. The weather is bitter cold and I'm getting stir crazy. I hope you handle it better than


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That little peek looks wonderful, Dawn! What a wonderful treasure trove of delights you got! I would love to look through those books ~ how precious.

Sea Witch said...

What treasure you have been given. I cannot wait to see the lovely pieces that you will create. Sea Witch

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh what a wonderful surprise of yummy goodies....and soooo generous too.

Happy New Year!

Warm blessings,

Lori said...

hooray, the snow came!!! LOL:)

your peek is gorgeous Dawn, i can't wait until you can reveal the rest to us...

what a great stash of goodies came your way!!! wow!!! you may never have to buy supplies again!!!
have a beautiful weekend:)

Libbie said...

Okay I DID have to smile very big at least ...snow. :) I wish I could pack some up & ship some to ya!

What a good friend to pass things on! But really you would be the girl to pass it too! You will put it all to good use...I can't wait to see what you create!

Dorthe said...

Dawn,my sweet,
sorry but have to smile just a bit,--- see snow from here just now...

but your one page looks so beautifull ,that I can hardly wait to see the rest,dear friend, and the wonderfull present you have had, -how generous of that sweet woman.

Love your shelf, looks so cosy and with so many great things on it, you are so good to put things together, so it looks beautifull,sweet.

Love and hugs, Dorthe

Anonymous said...

Wow , wow , wow! What an amazing generous gift.

Rust: Vintage Inspired Design said...

The little peek at your project left me wanting pretty!! Lucky you with all the treasures! have fun!

Unknown said...

Hey Dawn. I just can't wait to see more! That is a precious image. And it was so generous of your friend to gift you so many treasures. Love draws love like honeysuckles draws bees. I'm not a bit surprised that you received something so special.

Stay warm and have a fun weekend...Tracy :)

nancarts said...

Wow! what a great can put all this to good use! in your beautiful creations.
Laughed at the snow, but any snow is too much!
We in Florida are freezing..and more cold on the way down! BRRRR...don't like cold.
Smiles and Blessings,
Nancy C

Nita Jo said...

I love the pawprints in the snow! And wow, what a sweet friend you have. You have hours of fun creating ahead of you!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow Dawn, you hit the Jackpot. How wonderfully generous of her. i see lots of new lovlies coming our way soon!

Sandy D. said...

Sweetie, I love your art "Love's Whisper." It is exquisite. I cannot wait to see the rest. Oh, Dawn, snow in Georgia! You have shattered my fantasy of moving down South to the warmth. It has been bitter cold up here and we had more snow today. But it is a good time to nest at home:) Have a wonderful weekend! Warm Hugs...Sandy

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

What a wonderful surprise and just so perfect for you! Enjoy the goodies!

Well, that is really an aweful amount of snow! Get the snowblower out and make sure you have enough food at home, lol! We have about 8" right now which is a lot for our area but I know it could be much worse. Yesterday morning I shoveled snow and from the way my body felt afterwards I was sure that it must have counted as workout, lol.

Stay warm :)!


Lyneen said...

Can I say SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW. now you don't have any reason not to create!!!! What a load of treasures!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, what a delicious treasure trove from your friend! One never knows...there are angels among us! I've been taking a Photoshop class from DJ Pettitt and have been considering purchasing a Wacom tablet. A dear artist friend who I have never met in person, has been after me for ages to learn Photoshop. When she found out that I'm taking DJ's class, she sent me her old Wacom! Such blessings happen when we least expect them! I'd never have met my friend had it not been for the internet.....
Yes, there are angels out there!

vikki said...

Hi Sweetie ~ ♥ such lovely treasures to a lovely lady! I am sure you had a delightful time going thru all those treasures & will make beautiful things, like your page... love. the page & your shelf... always a smile & an inspiration! keep cozy! snow??? that was a big smile! =) loveya with many hugs & blessings... vikki ♥

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

as my daughter would say OMG I can't wait to see the entire image of your creation! What is the book they will be in and when is it coming out?

JaneT said...

You must live in the South too. We did have flurries last week, but nothing stuck. We have had some really bitterly cold weather right now, but thank goodness it is supposed to be warmer next week. I love your site.

Shopgirl said...

No snow here right now, just wait a day or two it could happen. Snow makes everything look pretty. I love all the stuff you got, what a wonderful gift, she must be very special.
Not much happening here, just one day at a time with weight loss.
Love, Mary

Lisa said...

Girl you racked UP! I have most of those books. Love the Tone Finnanger one, she has such a sweet style. I missed something. What book? Pam who? Lisa

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

Hi Dawn: you are so lucky to have such great all the goodies!!! Lots of snow and icy cold weather here in ol' Wisconsin!! wish it was just a "dusting" LOL. Take care ~~Hugs, Chris


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