Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sandy's Easter Tag Swap

I participated in an Easter tag swap hosted by Sandy of 521 Lake Street. I was partnered with Michele who treated me to a wonderful Easter parcel filled with special treats. Isn't that the cutest cookie's in the shape of a watering can! Thank you Michele and thank you Sandy for hosting such a fun swap!

Happy Easter

A sit down sister line-up from 1959. I guess there's always one who crosses the other way...Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Artfest 2011

It amazes me how fast the 4 days of Artfest fly by. From Wednesday evening when we check in until Sunday when we say goodbye it's just a blur of fun, friends and arty goodness. This year I arrived a couple of hours early and got to spend some time walking on the beach and enjoying the grounds at Fort Worden. This really is a wonderful place. I love the walk along the beach to the lighthouse. I love the rows of officer housing and the big white barracks buildings. There are deer who show up quietly out of nowhere and seem like they belong here more than I do. It's the perfect setting for an art retreat. I had such a good time. I saw old friends, made some new ones, stayed up late, played and watched and listened and learned. I'm already looking forward to next year!

Barracks 203 Room 9

My art nest transformed!

My travel pal

Day 1 - Syd MCcutcheon Welcome to My World

Day 2 - Tory Brokenshire Santibelli

Day 3 - Stephanie Rubiano Pixie Pins

I have lots more photos....shots of the Gallery, Show and Tell Night, The Iron Chef Artist competition...but I think I'll save those for another day. If you get the chance to attend Artfest...take it!

Monday, April 18, 2011

More Mail Art

I'm so happy that Sue came up with the brilliant idea to stagger the mailing times on our mail art swap. I LOVE having new mail art magically appear when I check the box! The latest parcels are from Laura and Lenna...both east from Florida and one from Maryland. I'm so envious right now of all the sand and sun that appears on and in Lenna's wonderful piece. In fact both of these make me a little homesick for the east coast. But that's the fun of this round...sharing a little about where we live. So, if I can't actually be there this is the next best thing! Thank you ladies!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mail Art!

Mail art from Yvette arrived while I was at Artfest...isn't it a bright, happy little package?! I almost hated to open it but finally sliced through the bottom to let all the goodies out. For this round we're showing off where we live. Yvette's package came from Maryland. She's included some lovely postcards, a pin and even a recipe for Maryland Crab of my favorites! How I miss those blue crabs! This fun swap is being hosted by Sue in Australia. I "met" Sue while participating in an earlier mail art swap hosted by Lenna of Creative Lenna. Sue decided she wanted to continue swapping and gathered a small group, put together themes and even staggered the mailing dates so we have a steady stream of delicious mail art arriving throughout the year. I love it!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Homemaker Tag - April

Well, here I am a day late in posting my tag. I have so much to catch up on but for now I'll just leave you with my April tag. Remember what fun it was to wake up on Easter morning and find your Easter basket by your bed brimming with all kinds of chocolate treats? I remember! My mom is visiting me and I've been busy gathering some special things to put in an Easter basket just for her. I hope Spring has found's been a beautiful day here. Hop on over to the Happy Homemaker blog to see the rest of this month's tags.