This was a crazy long month here in northern Canada. Balancing the balance was more challenging than usual, but thankfully the stars are on my side. I never understood that being born in "the year of the dragon" meant "waterdragon" (soapstone carving by Spectacles Crane just for ME!) I am not a fan of water, early childhood trama seen to that, but it also means letting life wash over you. Oh that's more like it.
Warmer temperatures encouraged me to stock up on luck, this lovely bunch of "Shamrocks" flower for me and hold their heads high each day. This ones for www.broomstickandlace.blogspot.com
Cyber♥ www.rosalily.blogspot.com recently discovered the adventure of vintage shopping. We both are involved in a fun 50 Button Swap at www.noodlebubble.blogspot.com "Nice Blog" and finding 50 unique buttons isnt as simple as you may think. Pen (rosalily) found a magnificent mason jar filled to the brim, so this sent me to my favorite vintage shop just down the way....
Clothes Encounters (North Bay Ontario) is a classic, elegant, vintage experience. Lynn is an artist who's creative spirit fills her shop and she is always willing to engage in whimsical conversations. I love her repurposed stelleto heels lamps, and most recently bikini inspired headboards...what fun this fabulous lady is.
During one of our chats, I had mentioned the 50 Button Swap. Immediately, Lynn reached for her
secret box of special trinkets and instructed to me to choose. "Help yourself!" Intrigued by this ,Lynn now wishes to be informed on the Swap. (details please) I love to have any reason to visit her shop.
So rumaging through my sewing box, purchasing some, and the donated buttons from down the road, I was feeling very confident that my partner in this swap might be pleased with my 50 Button selection.
But how could I present them to her, they have become very special to me. Each has been chosen!
I know......Thanks to Ady Almanza www.dolldreams.blogspot.com recent lessons on "The Cardboard Project" urban art, I will create my packaging from this technique....light blubs are ON!
Cardboard, acrylics, heart shaped "brads", beads, twine, washi tape, inspirational quote from cyber♥Wini www.artheartandjoy.blogspot.com , "Doll Dreams Inspiration" and 50 Special
Now fold UP the front so Faye at www.cartwheetsandbubbles.blogspot.com can use it as pouch or holder in her creative corner..... SPLASH the gold model paint for sshhinnne!
And Off to England we goooooooo! I hope Faye has enjoyed this Swap as much as I have.
Spring time is all about new beginnings and hope. This year is very unique, being a leap year, year of the dragon, and sun / moon eclipse in May, May is a huge milestone for this duck.
I say " thank you! for getting my blood pressure out of the basement March Hare!" and with a Cheshire Cat GRIN.......
Here's to "Art, Heart & Healing" (Willowing.ning) and Huge Puddleduck Hugs! ~♥~