Friday, December 11, 2009

from the heart

my sweet bloggy friend becky shander continues to amaze me with her artistic genius and giving spirit. not long ago, she treated me to this gorgeous little journal created from repurposed dryer sheets and other fabulous materials.....a true treasure, to say the very least! and then this week the mailman brought me this beautiful little parcel.....a precious little birdie lovingly created from the heart, and the perfect masterpiece to hang from my favorite vintage-style glass knob (and where i'll see it and be inspired by it every single day!).

using cotton batting, tea-stained dryer sheets, and a variety of vintage fabrics and lace as her palette, becky reminds that beauty can be seen in the simplest of materials. i love her clever use of jute twine as the "nest", and i must admit that the sweet pearl bead eye, along with her fun stitching here and there, are the perfect finishing touches!

becky, i could never fully express to you just how much you have touched my heart with your generosity in creating this for me! i am so blessed to have met you, and i thank you so very much for sharing your creative self with all of us!

becky shander is an accomplished and published artist.....please visit her here!


20 comments:

Becky Shander said...

Lori, thank you so much for expressing such wonderful words. I too feel very lucky that we've connected. It's not often that someone as special and genuine as you are comes along, so I know just how blessed I am. Thank you for being you, and thank you for your friendship.

Jane Farr said...

This is a beautiful piece of work. It looks like a treasured heirloom that's been passed down from generation to generation.

Elise said...

You both sound wonderful. Have a great weekend

Kelly said...

very very sweet. i love how she uses those materials.

Martha Lever said...

This is absolutely beautiful. WHat a sweet person she is.

presious said...

I love that is it so girlie-girl, so old fashionly victorian :). Very pretty with your pretty doorknobs as the perfect backdrop for it.

Very, very nice! :)

Patty S said...

wow are you lucky!!!! what a beautiful treasure! and how clever with the dryer sheets! i love that!
enjoy your pretty little birdie hanging from its pretty glass knob perch :-)

PaperPumpkin said...

Sweet friends, sweet art...Aaah.

CelticWoman said...

Lori, that is darling, I have little shared treasures hanging all over the place here and smile each time I look at one, I am sure your will be worth many many smiles, Hugs

Debbie said...

Becky sounds like such a sweet person and her art reflects that! Enjoy your pretty gift!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Lori! Both of Becky's gifts are just lovely! I love the wonderful vintage feel she gave them, and that little birdie is so cute! Becky is so very sweet and very talented!...Have a great weekend Sweetie Pie! ;) Hugs, xo

Tara said...

You are blessed! Such a neat creation she sent your way. You deserve it.
Oh, and I love your Mary Janes in the previous post. Too cute.
toodles.

WingingIt said...

lori....love this piece of work...it is so delicate looking...i am anything but delicate...hmmm...most inspiring...thanks for sharing your gifts!!! you are appreciated by many
lorri-marie

Cat said...

Sweeet!

Sara said...

How beautiful and old fashioned and lovely! You are lucky to have such a fabulously talented friend and certainly deserving of such a beautiful gift :) xo

aimee said...

what a gorgeous piece! and i love your crystal doorknobs!

Ludid said...

i love the softness of Becky's art; what a wonderful gift you received.

shibori girl said...

Hey Lori,

Isn't it great to have prezzies arrive in the mail? It's one of the things I love about "living" here in Blogland... such generous souls live here too.

xoxo,

Kate

Gina Lee Kim said...

I remember Becky's dryer sheet journal! You are blessed to have precious friends that share such exquisite talents. Generosity begets generosity. Friendship is the most wonderful gift of all...

Renee Troy said...

Thanks for sharing Becky's art. I love this piece, the use of dryer sheets and odd things. I will visit her blog.

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