Let me introduce you to my friend Linda Warlyn. If you are a frequent commentor here then you recognize her name. And if you subscribe to Somerset Studio, then you know her from there too. And if you got Lynne's new book, then you saw her there too. In fact, her piece is my favorite-ist. She could easily win the MVNBC award because she sprinkles sunshine and enthusiasm wherever she goes. I met Linda something like three years ago in a workshop, and then got to spend time with her again last fall. But beyond that - I really attribute getting to know one another better because of the blogger/commentor relationship. She is simply the dearest girl - someone you want living next door, or at the desk next to you, or on the other end of the phone. She's a reader (of people) and a remember-er. She's a GETter.
Just recently I was a lucky girl to get TWO packages of loot from Linda. Before I had a chance to share on the blog all the great stuff from No. 1 that came in a wonderful black and white patterned envelope sitting inside a black and white patterned tray that was lined with red (of course!) and then No. 2 arrived! Who would even want to open this? Faye (my faithful mail carrier) handed it over with a grin.
So during the recent clean-up of my studio I sorted all the cool mail art and loot packages into one humungous container. Normally when I get unexpected deliveries I set them aside and eventually put what I can on my blog and in my journal - evidence, right? Cards, envelopes, cool wrappings, you name it....it would go in the journal. But I got so behind that all this great stuff is piled in a bin. No more! So with Linda's gifts I made a pact with myself to journal about it and use all the great stuff.
And I love this: on the little note seen below Linda wrote "maybe you can use some of this stuff, if not shake it off". Told ya, she's a rememberer. And I'm using it.
So you can see I didn't get very far - just have a few pages in progess - but at least I'm doing it! Thanks Linda for all the very special "you-get-me" stash.
I appreciate all my commentors. Is it commenter or commentor? I couldn't find a definite answer so I went with commentor since it's more like contributor. Commentors really contribute to a blog - and make the blogger feel validated. I have many MVNBC and many MVBC too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and enthusiasm. It's how friendships can begin.
More to share....from more friends met online (*wink* you know who you are)....but I gotta get my journal pages started first.
EDIT: With permission granted by Linda, here is an excerpt of her artwork in Lynne Perrella's new book. I believe in sneak peeks only....you have to get the book to see the entire glorious piece. Art Making is a terrific book of visuals - and if you're obsessed with collecting you'll feel like you found a group of souls who Get it.