05 January 2010

Surprises and Puzzles

Yesterday afternoon, in my mailbox, I found an unexpected package!

I was almost too excited to get in from the cold to open it!  Look!DSCN0502 It came from Chicago from my sister- friend, Lisa D.  I have never met her in person, but she feels like someone I know…Know what I mean?  After all, how many people are named Lisa D, just like me?

Lol.  Anyway, she sent me a card with one of my favorite pictures on it.  See what I mean…who but a sister friend would know I heart Frida?

It is so much fun to hold a card with a real handwritten message in it.

Then, the journal.  Lisa made this book at an art class.  I’ve looked at it at least 4 times…it is beautiful!

DSCN0503 DSCN0505 DSCN0504 It was such a surprise, so special because it is a work of art from someone I admire.  Thank you very much Lisa!  I say it all of the time, but it is true…


Go visit Lisa D ‘s blog.  She paints the way I want to when I grow up!


Yesterday, I spent hours playing with my treasures, altering some, creating other bits…Now I think I have all of the pieces…
DSCN0506 I just need to put the puzzle together.  What fun!

You know I’ll show you when I am done!

Have a Shiny, Happy Tuesday!



  1. great present and you deserve it! xoxoxo

  2. OH what a lovely surprise - isn't it wonderful having friends like this!
    I love all the goodies you have spread out, can't wait to see what you create.

  3. that's just lovely !!! feels so warm and fuzzy doesn't it ... to get a surprise like this :)) you lucky lady!!

  4. mail suprises are such fun, aren't they! You deserve it. And I can't wait to see what you make with those goodies.

  5. What fun! I love surprises like that! And the added fun of being able to create something with it...doesn't get any better than that!

  6. What a beautiful surprise! And I can't wait to see how you finish the treasures you've laid out....

  7. So happy to have made you smile that day and I too know the feeling of getting a lil something in the mail : ) Happy Day to ya Lisa : )

  8. It's so cool to have someone 'get' you and send you such yummies! mailart is great.

    Happy New Year to you!

  9. i am so honored to have received pictures of your finished shrine!! thrilling, your design, your generous offering a bright treasure!
    thanks for beginning the new year by making a difference in the lives of young children in beautiful oaxaca.


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