When I returned home from Greece, I was lucky to have a number of art-related packages waiting for me. In fact, I hit the jackpot.
I received a small 6" x 6" painting I had purchased from Suzan Buckner's Etsy shop. Just love the vibrant colors, the random drips of paints, and the rough textures. You can also check out her paintings and her unique style of journaling at her blog Thrifty Collage Artist. Be ready for a burst of color.
I also received this stash of original papers from Jan Post as part of a Yahoo group swap of old documents and typography. These will soon find their way into some of my work...although a few of the pages may end up in my large and getting larger pile of art materials that I like too much to ever actually use. Anybody else have that problem?
I got this 5 foot long verdigris cable chain from Brooke Medlin's Etsy shop Gemmafactrix. Not quite sure what I will do with this yet but I loved the patina and thought that it might make a good addition to a handmade book. I love how she used a moo card as her tag for the packaging as well.
This gem came to me from eb at Be...Dream...Play. I received this as part of a project that I am involved with that I will be posting about soon.
As extras, eb also included a few river rocks and Lake Champlain stripeys. Beautiful examples of the art of nature.