Nellie Wortman is an incredible artist. I love how she puts her heart and soul into every piece she creates. It's a treat to visit her blog, Early Morning Thoughts. A few days ago, she wrote and asked for my address, so I knew she was sending me something, but I was in no way prepared for the gorgeous and generous gift I received. First of all, it was beautifully wrapped. Now I wish I had taken a photo of the wrappings, but I was too excited and in a huge hurry to tear inside. Here is what I saw when I opened the box.
It was the sweet and charming Princess in a Box I had just seen on her blog a few days ago. Nellie's photos are better than mine, so you can see more and better views here. Thank you so much, Nellie! You brought such joy into my day.
For me, art has been on the back burner lately. It's not the case of the missing muse, just life gets in the way. However, I did alter a handbag. There's a company called Daily Window Bags, and they make handbags with pockets in the front so you can add your own artwork. They asked me to alter one of their bags for their designer gallery. Here are my 2 designs done on the Very Necessary Mini tote.
The silk scarf tied on the first bag is something I made 2 or 3 years ago using Tim Holtz's techniques with his spray washes and clear embossing powder and stamps.