pay it forward

thank you Angie and Renee!

top : goodies from Angie. Angie is such a sweet person and I can tell you she is great with a sewing machine. This tissue holder is beautiful. Go see what I mean, she posts lovely things she makes and shares inspiring poetry on her blog, Cozy Nest. I'm so glad she and I met!

bottom : goodies from Renee. The print she sent is available here at her etsy shop, wolfie and the sneak. And if you need wrapping paper that is beyond ordinary she has some here too. This leaf inspired paper is lovely.

Thank you Angie and Renee!!

seeing stars

Hello friends and hello friday,

Yesterday I got a surprise in the mail from Angie as part of her PIF. I will share that with you hopefully tomorrow. I also have another surprise from Renee to share with you too. And did you see what Anna sent as part of a fall swap? She and I were partners and she sent me these lovely handmade goodies. Thank you Angie, Renee, and Anna! Each of you are creative, talented and kind. I feel so fortunate and happy to have met these ladies and all of you through blogging. {And those of you who signed up for my PIF, I'm getting very close to finishing; I'm trying to get them all done to send off at once.}

Last night I baked some gingerbread cookies, that actually look like wagonwheels. The preschool is having it's famous annual cookie sale which coincides with the Lawrence Arts Center Holiday Shop. The cookie sale raises money for the preschool program and is like the candyland of cookies! {I'll take a picture and send you some.} The holiday shop allows kids to shop for their families for just a few dollars. They have a personal shopper elf with them to help them choose gifts. It's so much fun for them.

I did do some printing with the iridescent ink {like it!} and hope to show you the cards soon. Printing stars, printing stars...

whites :
Jen's dogwood notebook {a great stocking stuffer} : snow drifts
every which way
new snow
white advent

Caden in his hospital room with a window of snowflakes and sill of toys. This one steals my heart.

Have a glistening weekend,

seeing some early american inspiration...

One of my favorite exhibits at The Art Institute of Chicago was the early American Art. I took many picutres in this exhibit, here's one for now.

1} ceramics {I'm enjoying the patterns, writing, and simplicity.}
2} detail of my pinhole piece "leaf and it's pattern", now available at artstream.
3} walking michigan avenue in chicago thursday evening on the way to the museum, bustling with the anticipation of seeing some art and "filling my art tank" {as a friend of mine once said}.
4} a decorative {sunflower} manhole cover on my block here in kansas.

I will be thinking of these things today as I work on the leaves of my wallpaper pinhole project. I hope you feel inspired today!
~ Heather

ps. oh, I've been working on the gifts for the ladies who signed up for my PIF... shhhh, surprise.