Sunday, July 27, 2008

All Kinds of Sharing!

On Friday I received a lovely package in the mail. This is what was in it:
I think it is so beautiful. I ordered this beautiful Rainbow Stick from Kate who does beautiful stained glass work. I love the way she has worked in the wire to make this so interesting and tie in all of the parts. As someone who has done stained glass (and loved it), I can say her metal work is really wonderful and very cool!
I wanted to show you a detail here. Since it is already hanging, getting the light just right was a challenge. But it looks so good. I also think it is working as we are about to get some storms here. :) Thanks Kate!

Also, Lady San has bestowed awards like crazy lately and I have been one of the recipients. She is so good to me! Now isn't this just the dearest little one? So here it is for you, my dear readers! I love reading your blogs and if San did not already share this with you, go ahead take this one for yourself.
And San also gave this award to the same people. I love this one so much! It reminds me of Babs...although it was shared by San. Please, do take this one as the message is fantastic!
I am posting here a bit early today as tomorrow is going to be crazy busy. And by mid-week, I hope to have my interview with Lesley McIver ready to post! It is almost there! So do not hesitate to pop back in and read all about Lesley and her work. She is amazing!

So everyone have a beautiful Sunday and know this is going to be a Fantastic Week!


San said...

That Rainbow Stick is dazzling. Katie Jane is so talented!

And I'm so pleased to see your awards here. You are so deserving!

Andrea and Kim said...

Thank You, San! I am still trying to find out just what it is that I do here to make this interesting to people. :) Maybe I am trying to over-analyze or something, but I have been trying to figure that out. It sure isn't as though I share a great deal of personal stuff or bring in a lot of my outside of art life (aside from the wildlife, I suppose). But I am glad you enjoy it, because I find great joy in visiting the blogs of others. :)

It is always a joy, San, to read your comments...I devour each one! Well, along with your blog, that is! :)

sukipoet said...

Kim, you are so lucky to have this beauty made by Katie Jane to light up your window and walls with the reflections. This is gorgeous and as you say the wire turnings add so much to the beauty. so many talented people. Thanks for all you shared today on my books post. I am so thrilled by all the reflections and comments. Take care, have a great day tomorrow. Blessings, Suki

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim, thanks for coming to my blog and leaving such a wonderful comment. I love this rainbow stick!
Congrats on the awards too. When I have some time I will come back and look some more, you have a lovely blog too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim,

What a beautiful rainbow stick! As you say, the wirework is integral to the strength of the design. I just love it!

I hope the storm doesnt upset your beautiful garden wildlife.



Andrea and Kim said...

Hi Suki,

I sure am lucky! It is really lovely.

I love your post today and have been looking for those books online. They sound wonderful and the comments were really wonderful.

You have a beautiful tomorrow, as well.

Andrea and Kim said...

Thanks Annie!

I have had great fun exploring over at your blog! I am so glad to have found it.

You are welcome here any time at all!

Andrea and Kim said...

Hello Les!

I thought you would like this, if you saw it! :) All that lovely glass, you know?

Oh, the storm was just fine...we have had a lot of those this year! This one was not much! Thanks, though!

We all have a big week, don't we?

~Babs said...

Surprised! I wasn't expecting a Sunday post from you Kim.

Aaah, yes,,,,Katie Jane does such awesome glass work. Mine looks a lot like yours,,,just some different colors.The wiring is such a beautiful & intricate part of the whole,,,I adore it!
Isn't it fun to own art by artists that you know!
These awards are so cute,,,,,and it's so funny,,they're going around so fast it's hard to keep up!

Andrea and Kim said...

Hi Babs,

I am glad you were able to see this. It is lovely to have art from friends, that is true.

You know I adore glass, so this goes with a lot of the work I have here.

It is hard to keep up with the awards...there are many nice ones, that is true!

Thanks Babs...maybe tomorrow there will be some guitars in your day! :)

Paula In Pinetop said...

EWWWWWWWWWWWW, I sure like this !!!

Andrea and Kim said...

Pretty Awesome, uh?

Glad you like do I!

Thanks Paula!

Katiejane said...

Kim~Thank you so much for the lovely compliments. I'm so glad you like it. Sorry I'm late responding, but life here is very busy, also.

Andrea and Kim said...

You are so welcome, Kate, they are so well deserved. I really love it a lot!

Hey! I completely understand busy! No problem at all! It is a joy to have you stop by when you can!

Thanks Kate!

sukipoet said...

Kim, I have a number of copies of the books, but they are in storage. except for these two I photographed which are the first book and the third. It's really the second book and the third that take place with the adult Alberta in Paris that I find so wonderful, though her childhood book is good too (alberta and jacob). Are you having any luck finding them? Let me know. But I think they should be available used or maybe even from Ohio U. Press.

Andrea and Kim said...

Suki, They are a bit obscure, but I think I can find them. I shared this post with my daughter and she is also interested in reading the series (completely up her alley).

Thanks Suki!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

oh what a lovely rainbow stick. She is talented isnt she? I have been so busy with con beng out of action that I havent gotten here lately. Loved seeing the twins below. how fun is that. I would love to see that but they keep more to the River across the street and down some.
Congrats on the awards. How fun. Will come back and check them out more later.

Andrea and Kim said...

Isn't it great? I do like it a lot. I am a real lover of glass, too. Kate is very talented, you are right!

Dear Cris, I do hope Con is doing better now. It has been quite difficult for you recently. I send you lots of energy to get through all of the healing which needs to happen.

Come back when you can...we are all busy, but you really have had your hands full!