Monday, July 6, 2009

A LONG While Back ...

"Nikki" a.k.a Lee Anne from Sun Soul Art had a giveaway for this:



A beautiful glass heart ... and it wasn't even a Valentine's giveaway (though it DID happen this past February) ... and lucky me, I was drawn (does it make a difference that I had a 50/50 chance?) ... you'd think that the heart was enough (I did), but when the package arrived, I was blown away by the goodies Lee Anne had included ...



Everything is set out on a piece of amazing sacred heart paper she'd included ... but take a look at some detail pictures of the treasures I found in the package:



The Dia de los Muertos image is actually a mirror

as is the Frida image below:



There was soooo much heart in the box (literally & figuratively) did you notice the Milagros sitting on the painted ATC ... how about the sea glass or the patina'd metal scared heart?

or

the amazing carved wooden heart stamp resting on the new Juego de Loteria (Mexican Bingo):



There's so much goodness to look at, drool over & to figure out just how to work into new pieces (click on any image for a larger view to see exactly what I am talking about). I have a very strong feeling that some items will turn up in this years offering for:

Dia de Bloglandia

and others may find themselves in this years creation for the

Cigar Box Shrine Auction ...

there are soooo many possibilities!

Sending one HUGE thank you to Lee Anne for trusting me with all these treasures ... after all this time, I still look at everything with such AWE

... exactly how much inspiration can be packed into one box? ...

More than I had ever imagined.

Lee Anne and I have been weaving ourselves in and out of many of the same Blogland events. She is one of those artists that seems to pull magic right from thin air and turns that magic into amazing creations ... for a small sampling of what I am refering to, go:

HERE

HERE

HERE

and how about

HERE

Enjoy your time getting to know Lee Anne! I can honestly say that it has been my pleasure crossing paths with her ... and think you'll feel the same.

22 comments:

Sandy Michelle said...

You have so much luck! I love the hearts! Have a great week!

Sandy xox

Melissa Haren said...

OOOOh Lucky! Lee Ann was my swap partner for the Under the Sea Swap. She really is very talented.

lynne h said...

good heavens, michelle! that is package heaven! everything is a treasure and there are *so many* of them... xo

Pattee said...

WOW That's fantastic stuff... religious icons in any form I love...

You got very very lucky and you deserve it!
Pattee

Stephanie said...

oh Michelle! I can imagine your face as opened and sorted through this treasure chest of goodies!!!

Stephanie said...

p.s.
you nailed the conversation going on between my to doggies :)

notmassproduced said...

quite a stash!

Marilyn said...

What a wonderful package of gifties:) I know you'll have lots of fun and you'll create some amazing art!! Congratulations!

Jennifer Juniper said...

You got the mother load! What generous prize, wasn't it fun digging through the box to pull out all these treasures? Cool.

shiborigirl said...

Hi Michelle,

What a lovely trove you received! Isn't it nice when surprises have surprises of their own?

I'll look forward to seeing what you do with all that lovely booty...

Kate

Robyn said...

oooo, what fun! You deserve this lovely surprise, Michelle.

Pursuing Art... said...

Wow...I'm drooling with you! What a box of *love* Lee Anne sent you! The heart is beautiful! And, look at all the gorgeous and fun treasures she included! I know you will create some AWESOME pieces and I sure can see some being used in a cigar box shrine for Dia de Bloglandia! ~Lisa

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey sweets,
just poppion i to say Hi.
hope you are having a fabulous summer.

oxoxox,
Jessi

bindu said...

Nice!

Glassgrrl Studios said...

What a treasure trove of delights. :) Isn't it wonderful how random encounters can grow into long term friendships full of inspiration?

AwtemNymf said...

Congratulations on your winnings! Great loot you got too :O)

Seth said...

Great collection of treasures. Congratulations!

Chris said...

Hi. It's great that you included this tribute to Lee Anne because I have seen some of her work, but most of these pieces were new to me. Doesn't she have a cool style? And she's generous. I wondered what that wooden carving was...

You're going to make FAB pieces with these! I look forward to them.

Margaret Ann said...

A treasure trove and feast for the eyes all at the smae time! I love the patina copper sacred heart...my fave of them all...that really rocks! :)

icandy... said...

Really neat stuff!!!! Looks like wayyyyyy to much fun! :)

Happy day!
Christina

Lorraine said...

its been a good year for you to win things so well done..I love the mexican milagros and that heart stamp would make excellent fabric prints (just put a mouse mat under the fabric to get even pressure). off to check her blog and thanks for visiting my blog

Connie said...

what great prizes you got - and I checked out her blog too - really inspiring!