Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Great Mail Day and portrait progress

Yesterday and today have been great mail days. I received two art quilts that I bid on in the recent Collage Mania auction to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Both these art quilts were made by the wonderful Fannie Narte in memory of my mother who passed away from cancer a couple of years ago. Fannie lovingly created these and the detail is amazing. I wish you could see them in real life. I am keeping the "Create" art quilt and will be giving the "Journey" art quilt to my sister. Thank you so much Fannie. You must go and check out her website - her art is amazing and so diverse. Oh, and Fannie included a something special for me in the parcel - a personally autographed copy of "Taking Flight" by Kelly Rae Roberts. Can you make out what the writing says? If you can, please let me know - I'm not that good at reading script. I love this book - it is one to reread over and over.

Today I received this charming mixed media piece that I purchased from Martha Lever. Isn't it divine?

I managed to finish the shading on the two girls, so now just finishing up the backgrounds and they will wing their way to two of the ladies who are participating in my "Pay it Forward" - so watch out for your mail deliverer, ladies.


Chavah Kinloch said...

BEAUTIFUL pieces of art. I'm jealous! Wish my mail was half as exciting hehe.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Oh my goodness, Brenda. Not only have you been busy (now I don't feel so bad about not sending out my Pay It Forward gifts yet!) but what a coup in the mail! Lovely, lovely quilts and how terrific that you and your sister have a piece of your mom. AND a signed copy of the book I am probably going to buy today!!! Jackpot! I'm not sure what the first part of the signature says after "to Brenda" but I think the last line is " & hugs to you!" I'm curious to know what it does say once it has been decoded.

Trish said...

what great treasures! I can't tell what it says either, except the to brenda part:)
thanks for the comment on my future self page, I really want to be there now!
take care

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

"creative possibilities always to you" ? Or 'creative possibilities and hugs to you'

That's my guess! I ordered this book awhile back on ebay and it still hasn't arrived! I hope it gets here soon! Lucky you♥

I can't figure out how to follow your blog :( It doesn't have the 'follow this blog' button the top like most blogspot blogs have. Any tips? I'd love to!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Ok, I subscribed now so hopefully I'll be notified when you add these pretty things! woohoo!
Have a great night and thanks so much for all the nice posts you leave over in my blogland♥

Beckie Holso said...

I think Darla's right - "Creative Possibilities & hugs to you!" What a great gift. I recently bought this book and it looks amazing... can't wait to get into it =)

Fannie said...

I think it says "creative possibilities and hugs to you."

Thanks, again, Brenda, for your support. Blessings to you and your sister.

Have a great weekend.

EWian said...

Your girls are looking grate! So much fun to see the progress.


Debbi Baker said...

Hi Brenda!! I can tell you what it says as I bought a copy from Kelly Rae that she autographed for me - yours says "creative possibilities & wings to you" (mine said "possibility & wings to you"). Your paintings are looking incredible and I just love Fannie's quilts - so beautiful and how lovely of you to share with your sister.

bubblemunch said...

The Kelly Rae book is great isn't it?
Your portraits are beautiful.

Maria said...

I have the book Taking Flight. Love it!