I have had the best art mail week. I am in a 12 Days of Christmas Swap run by Keron Lee (aka the Colourguru). This week has seen some of the swaps starting to come in.... very exiciting.
This photo is of an amazing Christmas ornament I received from Gina Lighton in the USA (I must email Gina to see if she has a blog we can visit). The top of the ornament is a soldered piece of beautiful bevelled glass with a beautiful image of a goose, the back has a nest with six eggs...it is so sad, my pictures below just dont do this ornament justice. This photo shows the ornament in its entirety (...sorry about picture quality). Under the goose is beautifully folded paper, adorned with little gold bells and from below are gorgeous ribbons and bead work. An ornament I will cherish for many years to come. This wonderful hanging ornament below was from Anne Le Toux in France. The colours and glazing are beautiful and I love how she has attached the crystal at the bottom and the little bronze hanger from the top. I have decided I am going to hang my ornaments from these old pussy willow branches and gum nut branches this year. Will take another photo later when it has filled up a bit more.
This gorgeous handpainted card was made by Keron Lee, A Partridge in a Pear Tree. I havent been able to get a good photo of the wonderful little felt partridge and nest, all nestled in their pear tree box that Keron made for this swap, but if you visit Keron's blog you will find some lovely photos she has taken.
Keron and I had organised a swap earlier in the year also. Keron wanted to swap one of her face painting for one of my Klimt dolls... love these swaps! Below is the beautiful face picture that Keron has painted for me. You will note the Christmas touch... the fir tree in the background and the holly under her hat... lovely touches.
Below is the Klimt Doll I made for Keron. Keron is not into bright colours and asked for her Klimt Doll to be made in duck egg blue fabric. I think she will should like the subtle blue colours I chose for her.
Have a deliciously mauve week.... (my friend Dot and I always choose a colour of the day when we email and today we decided on mauve).
Happy arting ....