Thursday, May 6, 2010

A new painting, my first trade and other fun things! :)

There sure has been a lot of excitement going on around here! But first, here is my new painting, "The Windy Day." Daphne knew that it was windy out but she didn't care: she was going to wear her finest floral headpiece with pride! :) I painted her in acrylics on a 5"x7" stretched canvas and she is available in my shop.

And on to the first trade!! I was approached by the very nice Susy of
The Enchanted Pumpkin to trade one of my paintings for some of the goodies in her shop. I was so excited when they arrived today! I had to contain my excitement in order to snap a photo of all of my lovely candy-colored little presents before I opened them...

And look at all of the lovely treats inside! Cream lace, vintage metallic jaquard vestment trim, a lace sachet, pink vintage craft ribbon, gold trim, a vintage napkin, pink bias tape, and more...

Yummy yummy! I will save these for extra-special projects :)

And the icing on the cake is this gorgeous vintage pink satin bed jacket with lace lucky am I!! Check out her shop, she has lots of fun and adorable things! Thank you so much Susy for making my first trade such a fun and enjoyable experience! :)

As if that weren't enough excitement in one day, I also got a second package in the mail! My dear friend Kate sent me a beautiful vintage tin because she knows I have started collecting them. Kate and my sister have been the best of friends since they were little, and I have been the best of friends with Kate's sister Beth since we were about 2!

I think the tin looks just lovely with my other ones :) Thank you Kate, I will cherish it!!
Check out Kate's adorable etsy shop GiveAGoodDay where she sells hand-painted onesies for that special baby in your life :)

I am also in the midst of another trade with the lovely Cameron from Paint Myself Pretty. She is sending me two lovely art journals which I will show you soon! Check out her breathtaking work here.
I probably won't do any more trades for a little while while I focus on getting my inventory stocked up, but I have had so much fun and was so lucky with these two and look forward to doing more in the future! It is so much fun meeting other wonderful artists. I hope you are having a wonderful day, and I will see you soon! :)


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful words...experiences like these are the little celebrations of Life that keep our days magical!

    You are a joy and a talent...Daphne is precious :)

    My Best,

  2. Awww, I love her flowing hair in the wind. She is so pretty and your prints look so beautiful all matted. They would looks so perfect all in a row in a girls room!


  3. just beautiful!
    i'm so glad that i found you!

  4. This painting is so sweet! I particularly like how you did the edging. She's a darling girl! and what a fun trade~

  5. i love the new painting! i love her hair! and i am so happy we were able to trade! hope you can use up all the crafty goodies! i love my painting! huggs!