Today is my friend Linda Warlyn's birthday. It was exactly one year ago that I gifted her with the beginnings of a website. Thanks to many of her friends, who answered the call to share their photos, I was able to launch the site in secret. Across many years, several of us have been lucky recipients of Linda's precious work. Believe me, these gems are keepers. On the site you'll see evidence of her charming cards, generous gifts, figures and assemblages, and lovely items for swaps or collaborative projects - each meticulously detailed, full of magic, and recognizable to those who love and admire her work, as so very Linda. She is a clever one - not only with her inventive compositions, and handsome displays, but in the manner in which she demonstrates that she gets you. Her choice of color, her selection of subject matter, her insertion of little secrets, prove that she observes, listens, and never forgets. And you should see how she wraps the offereings! She is a master of details so I gave her website the tiny title "it's the little things".
I had the best of intentions to keep up with additions to the site, as I have alot more images to share of Linda's work. I thought I would roll out a big announcement last year once I was completed - but it's still a work-in-progess, and as I turned the calendar page over to today, I realized I never publicly shared the link here. Please visit, and see why we think she is so gifted. You've seen her work in Somerset Studio many times, and she appears in books too. Perhaps you've sat near her in a workshop and marveled at her intricate handling of the artful process....or maybe you're just meeting her today. Let me formally introduce you - here is the birthday girl, Linda Warlyn.
A recent gift, from Linda to me, is the newest update....I told you, she's gets you. The colors - black and white and red, all those fabulous patterns - diamond, dot, stripe, and check, a Top Hat, those wings!, pleated paper and fabulous little dangles and tucked-in treats, and then (gasp) that tiny toy theater. She's got my number, don't you agree? OMG. Right?
Happy Birthday sweet friend, and many many more! xoxo