Friday, March 6, 2009

the Fates Keep Smiling on me ... and I am Grateful

I don't know if it's the Universe telling me to keep on doing what I am doing or if I just happen to be sitting directly under the lucky star, but whatever it is, I have been getting showered with some serious mail love ... first as a direct result from this years One World One Heart event.

First up, Waxela (a.k.a. SpiritMama) offered to send an ATC to everyone that opted to follow her on blogger ... that was an easy choice and not long after I received this lovely little ATC (the colors are actually quite a bit richer than they appear in this photograph).

are you feeling the peace?

Plus, I was lucky enough to actually win two different One World One Heart giveaways.

The first from
Lorraine over at Love of Collage. Lorraine seems to be one creative crafter! Check out the fabulous little bag & Alice domino charm:

The bag does close, but I wanted to show it open - check out the details. The colors are so vibrant and I just love the way it's stitched together. It should also be noted that "Alice in Wonderland" is one of my all time favorite books, so it's even more special to me. I am so thankful to have been the winner of Lorraine's prize!

but WAIT ... there's MORE!

I was also the lucky winner over at
Dot's (Dot's Life & Art) ... she sent me one of her original Amelia dolls - I cannot begin to explain the sweetness of this precious little creature. Her fabrics a scrumptious and she's so lovingly embelished with lots of little beads & stitches.

Dot even filled the parcel with all kinds of extra little goodies that I am still drooling over.


OK, there's one more lucky win ... not too long ago I stumbled across a new blog called Water Blossoms that features the amazing art of Margaret Storer-Roche. She does beautiful illustrations in both watercolor and pen. Recently she celebrated her one year blogaversary and had giveaways to boot ... what are the chances that I would win one? Couldn't tell you, but I did! I won one of her incredible feathers ... but notice that she tucked my prize in a cards with one of her original designs:

The detail she puts into her pieces boggles my mind. I love that the feather is a bookmark (that's my story and I'm sticking to it), because I get to use it and look at it every day.

Also, Chris @ Prism Trail must have really, really liked her cranes, because she sent me a little package with some of her "freshly minted" tiles. I love these little pieces ... go check out more of them HERE ... isn't that a GREAT batch?!?

I am really looking forward to seeing the tiles she received and what she ends up creating with them.

Yep. I'm seriously feeling loved.

In my own art news, I have WIPS without pics, so all I have to share are three ATC's that I doodled at the new job:



I hope you enjoyed my little bit of show and tell.

Cheers! ~M~


Marilyn said...

That's a lotta love coming your way...and I'm pretty sure it's in direct proportion to the amount of love that you're putting out there too:)
Beautiful, beautiful art you've received! And YOUR ATC's are fabulous! You are Queen of the Sharpie!

shiborigirl said...

Wow, you really hit the jackpot with OWOH! Great prizes.

And love your ATC's- especially the last one. :)


Robyn said...

Glad you received such lovely prizes.Fate smiles upon those who deserve :-) Love your ATC's especially the middle one.
I'm wondering whether you are enjoying your new job, Michele.

As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Well, I do believe in the law of attraction.....and your loving nature is attracting all this wonderfulness.
What a validation of YOU!
I love your ATC's....but for the life of me, I can't figure out what ATC stands for. LOL I'm sure it's very simple and I will be totally embarrassed that I couldn't figure it out!

Bairbre Aine said...

Ok, I'm green (envy)...
you lucky girl you.
The wee doll is adorable and the bag!
Your ATC's are nice, love the second one, is that pic of you???
I LOVE black and white checkers!!!
I've never swapped ATC's and have wanted to, but not found a circle to do so in.
Perhaps that's something I'm going to have to try and get going.
A ATC swap and...plush doll swap!
There, I've put it out there in the universe...
Thanks for dropping by my wee blog, and for your sweet comments.
Happy weekend!

Yoli said...

Wow! You major scored! Big ups to you! I love your doodles too!

Chris said...

Michelle!! Michelle, Michelle, Michelle!!!

I forgot what I was going to say.

oh, yeah. Michelle! You are SO lucky to get all these fabulous pieces! And I've been bribing Water Blossoms to give me something for months! Well, bribing isn't the right word. Begging shamelessly. So you really scored! I'm going to check out the other artists, because these are cool works.
Thanks so much for your kind words about the tiles. I look forward to making more after I finish two other projects. I haven't gotten my swap tiles, yet.

But, wait! There's more!
Those doodles of yours... come ON! They are fantastic! I love the graphic pop of them, and the images are yummy. Great work, sister friend. Rock on!

cindy said...

Gurl, you been getting some good mail lovies! Lucky you! LOVE the atc's, I think that the second one is my fave. I just love how you do that detailed work and fantastic.


glorv1 said...

Hi I just popped in from yoli's blog and I enjoyed reading your post. You received some very nice gifts and I enjoyed your vitality in presenting them. Have a great Sunday.

Seth said...

Talk about hiting the jackpot. What a great collection you have received!!

wahm922 said...

You get back what you put out - the universe knows how wonderful you are so you have been showered with wonderful gifts. How awesome is that?

Doodles? More like works of art. wish I could doodle like that. You are always an inspiration!

Spent a good part of the day swapping my "creative" space with the kids space. I hope it helps because I'm tired of being "stuck" and want to make things so badly. I miss being creative :(

Anonymous said...

So that is where all my prizes went? YOu better buy a lottery ticket then. I'd wave at you from Bali, but that would mean I'd have to put my cocktail down... he he he

Prpldy said...

Wow! Isn't it a great feeling when you receive such wonderful gifts in the mail.

Stop by my blog, I have a gviveaway going on.


Nikki Lee Anne Ghilain said...

Wow your cards are gorgeous! I think someone has been a very very good must be all that goodness you have sent out comin back atcha. I thank you! Something is being mailed tomorrow!

Sandy Michelle said...

You do have some good Karma girl! Those are some lovely goodies! I love Waxela!
Sand xox

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Michelle, you indeed have wonderful, beautiful Karma...why do you think we all love you so much! Well deserved my friend..and I love your WIPs.... Especially the all seeing eye! LOL
Cheers my friend!

purplepaint said...

Wow! You won lots of goodies! Don't you just love Margaret's artwork?! Love your doodled ATCs!

Dot said...

You are such a sweetheart - I am so pleased you have been showered with gifts!

And thankyou for the lovely words about the Amelia doll you won in my give away. I know she will be exceptionally happy in your new home :)

Love your ATC's you doodled too! (gorgeous work).

You deserve to be showered with art love (and other kind's of love) every day.

Dot xx

Janet said...

good karma!!! I love that doll, she's adorable :-)

Misty's Creations said...

Your doodles are master peices, I love these...especially the coffee girl, looks like my youngest daughter. Hope you are fine!

bindu said...

Congratulations! All the pieces you have received are gorgeous. I hope the lucky streak continues! :)

Lorraine said...

Thanks very much for blogging about the little alice bag I sent glad you liked it..I love all your ATCs are a very talented doodler! thanks for all your comments on my blog

Mealy Monster Land said...

wowza!! what a bunch of fabulous prizes.

Sara Moriarty-delaFuente said...

I believe you played more of a part in receiving than sitting under the lucky star. As Marilyn said, the love that you receive is in direct proportion to the love that you put out.

So congrats on your loving energy. I hope it continues to flow back to you.

Your ATC's are fabulous. Love the last one in particular.

Lea said...

I so love your "doodles"!!!! and what a rich abundance you share here with us all, but... that is just a reflection of you!!!

Clevelandgirlie said...

YOU are one fabulous artist girlfriend.

Melinda Cornish said...

lucky lucky you!

Margaret Ann said...

...and each is well deserved...:)
You know what they say..."What goes around ...comes around"...You are the queen of generosity! Enjoy! :)