All the other girls have their blogs adorned with their wares from the "Holly Jolly" sale Saturday. I've had a difficult time with my camera today so do be sure to click on the pictures to see the full effect.
An interesting thing about the box here. Carmi had her "Dove of the East" boxes on display and I knew that Irenka was coveting this piece. On the sly, I gave head and eye signals to Carmi to spirit one away without Irenka's knowledge. At the end of the day, we both arrived back at the car carrying to me what looked like an identically shaped Carmi bag. Not having noticed this before, I nonchalantly inquired as to whether or not Irenka had actually gotten a box. She had. Oh well. Merry Christmas Irenka! Now we both have a box. The monkey magnet/buttons will eventually make it to Vancouver.
Cori did these amazing wool felted balls. When you can't decide you get one of each.
This is Karen's work. She found antique keys in Barcelona and came up with these wonderful designs. You do know how I love saying "Vicky-Christina-Barcelona"...so couldn't resist.
The Dove of the East box comes into play again as a display background for Sharon's darling tree ornaments. We are decorating our tree tonight and I'll raise a glass to you dear friend. Ludgera was going to be really nice and embellish her parcels with these. I'm keeping mine.
This piece is entitled "Listening to Verdi"...what can I say. Do you realize that this is the first occasion that Susan Williamson and I have had to meet face to face?? We have a mutual admiration society going on our blogs, and may have unknowingly crossed paths in the flesh, but I was overjoyed to go to the Holly Jolly and finally hug this woman who is one of my art guru's. This piece speaks such joy to me you cannot imagine.
Another of Susan's creations just has to be a little trilogy for me. This black and white may look easy, but is technically a very difficult process. I am so lucky to be able to look at these and be inspired every day. Susan is working on a book to be published in the New Year. I can't wait.
GREAT CANADIAN ARTISTS!!!