I am sitting here with tears in my eyes totally overwhelmed by the generosity of my friend Dawnie (Dawn Thomas), I know it is supposed to be a secret, but we were each others Mystery Muse on INKrediblyRT (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INKrediblyRT/) this month. This morning I received this amazing double side, four collages, wall hanging - which I can not photograph to do justice. Each piece has so much detail, and is so beautifully put together. The junk chain connecting it all is in itself a work of art. A gift that I will treasure forever - and yet will not be on the wall for a while, as there are so many people I have to show.
I met Dawn on line a few years ago. We didn't strike up a particular friendship - just admired each other's art, and then we went to camp together. This warm, generous, funny woman will be a friend for life. Her positivity about my art, enthusiasm for life and wisdom (all while battling a shocker of a cold) endeared her to me forever. And yet, as it so often happens, she lives four hours away, I do not know her family, nor have we visited each others homes (yet) . I do know her parents run an animal rescue - a great heritage! What a wonderful world I landed in when I began to play with paper!