Been a long time…Halloween Chunky House Swap…www.craftster.org

This is my second chunky house swap.  I love Halloween and making these wee little houses is so much fun!

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Returned to me!

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Never used the “word” squeee before, but….SQUEEE

So very excited to share with you. My art journal has made it back to me. It made a big journey and has received entries (gifts) from five women in four different countries. I love it, what a special experience and keepsake.

Margaret, I love your use of stamps and texture. All of your entries were lovely!!

Irina, I love your tropical fish, your flying photo and your ability to collage with fabric.

Katie, I love your color and your whimsy, they are very sweet entries. You would be great at illustrating a children’s book.

Victoria, as usual I love your cheery colors and your variety of medias! I’m so excited you crochet too! I just started learning.

Thank you all for sharing this experience with me!!
Art Journal Swap_Irina Spread 1 From Irina in Vrangel, Russia

Art Journal Swap_Katie Spread 1 From Katie in England

Art Journal Swap_Katie Spread 2 From Katie in England

Art Journal Swap_Margaret Spread 1 From Margaret in Poland

Art Journal Swap_Margaret Spread 2 From Margaret

Art Journal Swap_Margaret Spread 3 From Margaret

Art Journal Swap_Victoria spread 1 from Victoria in St. Petersburg, Russia

Art Journal Swap_Victoria Spread 2 From Victoria

Art Journal Swap_Victoria Spread 3 from Victoria

Art Journal Swap_Victoria Spread 4 from Victoria

Art Journal Swap_Victoria fifth spread from Victoria

I love having a pen pal!

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Personal Swap for Victoria Kamalova October 2013 1 (3)

Personal Swap for Victoria Kamalova October 2013 1 (2)

Personal Swap for Victoria Kamalova October 2013 1 (1)

I love having a pen pal! Did anyone else have pen pals growing up? With internet the art and joy of a pen pal are all but lost. Lucky for me I found mine on craftster.org. Victoria and I swap bits of art but we also swap small tidbits of our lives and culture with each mailing we make. I look forward to it so much that even when I don’t have time for an organized swap on craftster I always make time for our personal swaps. This is a spot of joy in my life. I wonder what others’ joy spots are….

Lotus Nights Meditation – International Art Journal Swap

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This is the final art journal I have to complete and send on it’s way. This one will be returned to Irina in Russia.

Her theme is flowers. A perfect theme for me because flowers are one of my top art themes. I love flowers, all shapes, sizes, scents, colors, season, you name it they are happiness to me.

I love what I accomplished! AND…hold the presses, my dear sweet partner….drum roll please…..said it was “nice, really nice”. A miracle has happened!

Another two spreads for international art journal swap

When I’m given a theme I sometimes freeze. The result of that was an end product I was less than pleased with. But then I had my try try again moment and feel fairly redeemed by this happy little tugboat scene.

Katie is mom to sweet Georgie and as Georgie gets a bit older she wants to share this world traveling journal with her.

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