I love the immediate connection with email. But when someone offers to send a handmade, hand-signed, tangible piece of mail, I practically trip over myself running to the mailbox every day.
The card on the left : by GEMINIWILDER [Cindy]
On the front of this Hand Stamped Limited Edition is the cutest hippie-chick with a peace symbol on her shirt. The quote below her reads, "Remember when 'hippie' meant a group of people..." Inside it continues, "and not the lower half of your body?!?" Ha! This card is filled with great detail - right down to the hippie's sandals. It's even her handwriting. Amazing! A visual beauty and enough perfume to satisfy my olfactory senses for many years to come.
The card on the right : by AUNT NUB
Aunt Nub combined rubber-stamping, scrapbooking, hand-markering and lace for this single creation. The stamped quote at the bottom reads, "your life is your work of art" - absolutely beautiful. A lot of love went into this - and talk about scent. Perhaps it's taken me so long to post this entry because her card had a permanent place on my bedside table since it arrived. Sweet and soft.
These women have a distinct way of expressing their art. They cannot be compared. Both are genuine, heartfelt and beautiful in their own unique ways.
Thank you, beautiful women, for sharing your creations with me. I'm blessed to have received them as gifts. They (like you) are treasures.
In other AOL-J News:
I was up late last night downloading required software to get streaming audio from a Seattle radio station. I set my alarm for 7AM to listen to IRUN broadcast live over the airwaves. That means I willingly cut out a good 2 or 3 hours of beauty rest! [proof in picture from previous entry] Unfortunately, I missed my chance to hear him by three whole days. Apparently I mixed up days, times and events. Strangely, I don't think I was the only one. Luckily the station plays great classic rock with very little commercial breaks. But damn, I am tired!