Thursday, October 06, 2011

The Mail Gods Are Smiling on Me....

Yesterday HB brought in the mail and I was shocked and surprised. Several days ago, Carmen asked if I'd like a couple of old magazines for collage and I said sure, thinking that she would send me one or two magazines from the 70's or 80's. What arrived at my house was beyond amazing! Magazines from the 50's and one that's actually from 1906! But that's not all....


She sent all this beautiful ephemera....


So much I had to take two photos to show it all!
And then there was this....


To say this journal is beautiful is an understatement! It's a gorgeous black silky fabric encrusted with beads and gems, and the paper inside feels handmade....not to mention the journal is almost an inch thick! And I almost forgot....she even sent me tea so I can enjoy a cup while I journal.

I was in tears as I opened each package inside the box. I'm not sure what I did to deserve such a beautiful gift, Carmen, but thank you so very much. I love each and every item you sent and will use them in my art.

If you don't know Carmen be sure to visit her blog. She writes from her heart and it's beautiful. And her journal pages are wonderful....filled with layers and layers of yumminess.

24 comments:

  1. shawn9:52 AM

    What a great gift! Can't wait to see what you do with it all. I went to Carmen's blog- looking forward to looking around there.
    Have a great day!

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  2. Wow Janet, you are one lucky lady! Everything is so lovely and I am certain has sparked a new whirlwind of creativity in your mind. THe journal is gorgeous too! Enjoy all your goodies, I love good mail days!
    Hugs and blessings
    Kelly

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  3. A great fun package, it all looks so inspiring. Off to check out Carmen's blog!

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  4. wow, what a great surprise. enjoy.

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  5. you deserve it , what a great gift, now get creating

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  6. What an awesome gift package!! Beautiful, sparkly journal too...lucky you!

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  7. Wow, what a lovely package! I am sure you will put it all to great use in your art too.

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  8. i am so happy you are happy!
    and yes that journal paper is handmade in India
    and yes it is gorogeous and i knew you were to appreciate it a lot
    perfect!
    you give so much now it was your turn to receive ;-)
    abrazos muchos!
    did you read the articles? some are so silly old and i am sure that the authors would feel ignorants with all the technology and knowledge we have of things
    oh but the images are proceless!

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  9. I LOVE Mail call!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Oh my goodness Janet, what a beautiful gift! You deserve it though :)

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  11. Very cool -- don't you love it when that happens? Three cheers for you!

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  12. What a Wonderful gift! It's always so nice to see a nice person made happy by someones good heart.
    :-)

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  13. Wow all that booty os bound to inspire some wonderful art. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

    Kate

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  14. Janet...my goodness! You hit the jack pot! Enjoy all your collage fodder!
    Mary

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  15. Lucky Girl with such a generous pal! Have oodles of fun creating!

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  16. Yard work has kept me away from the computer. I enjoyed Carmans blog. Wouldn't is be supper to get a bunch of blogers together to do
    "their thing"?
    I adored the picture of you and what a great story.

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  17. oooooo wow... what a FANTASTIC pile of goodies to receive. I cant wait to see what you make with it.

    PS. thanks for the comments on my doodles. one of them was completely inspired by you, as I'm sure you could tell. The one who had the yellow forhead/nose with designs who looked more ethnic... yup. that was all because of your fabulous portraits :)

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  18. Don't you just love mail!!!! And what great mail this is. You are going to have so much fun with all this. I bet you already have some things in mind. Thinking of you, Mary

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  19. Isn't Carmen a sweetie? She is another one who is very talented. My, what juicy mail stuff you got!

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  20. What a generous and wonderful gift. It would cost a fortune to send something like that from here, being our postal service is soo expensive. Can't wait to see what you produce with it. Sure gives you faith is people.

    Hugs Giggles

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  21. Wonderful gift. Blogland is such an amazing place.

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  22. Carmen is indeed talented and generous. I can not think of another person more deserving than you Janet to recieve all of this ephemera.HAve fun creating with it!

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  23. I bet your eyes were sparkling as much as those gems on that Journal you gotten with all of the other assortments in your gift box. Very nice for her to send you these items to you.

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  24. How fun to find all of THAT awaiting you in the mailbox! Love it! And thanks for another fun link...my bookmarked list of blogs is getting quite long!

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