On Friday, I received a beautiful package in the mail. This package was full of treasures from our dear friend, Suki. She not only created the beautiful gifts with her art, but also with her words.
This photograph shows the items which were in the box. The wrapping paper was so beautiful. You can see that as a background for these items. The golden ribbon tied up the blue paper...it was also very beautiful. The card in the upper right corner was made by Suki and included a description of the meaning and the intention of the artist.
There were three books in this box, as well. One is a small magazine written by Rice Freeman-Zachery who also writes Notes from the Voodoo Cafe. Another book is Shaun Mcniff's book, Art Heals: How Creativity Cures the Soul. I am a great fan of Shaun Mcniff. But the book I am really excited to read right now is Suki's own novel, Catching the Light. Now if you are interested in this book and another secret title, please visit Suki's blog as she is having a little contest to give some books away.
Another gift in the box from Suki was this tiny Japanese book she made! Isn't it adorable? I really love the design, the paper and everything about it.
Look how tiny this little book is....and my hand is definitely on the small side.
Suki also read on this blog how I collect tiny pottery, so on her recent trip to Cape Cod, she stopped in at Diane Heart Pottery and purchased this small pot for my collection. Look at the detail of this little piece and the colors. It also feels so lovely in my hands.
Inside the little pot were these shells from the beach in Cape Cod along with a piece of sea glass. Suki picked these up for me during her trip. I am so very touched with this effort. I also have a collection of shells from around the world, but I did not have any from Cape Cod!
Now this is one of my very favorite pieces in the box. This is Suki's card! She hand makes these...a little piece of art for each person who receives her card! On the back, she has handwritten her email address!
I receive so many gifts from blog friends each day on your blogs. This package was a lovely extra. I can't stop touching these items...something you can't do digitally! :)
Thank you Suki....and Thank You All for all the many treasures and gifts you share with me and with everyone you meet each day! Artists are so generous!
Now go and visit Suki's blog and see the treasures she is giving away!
Today...I send you each a big hug, a beautiful day and Love!