Wednesday, November 25, 2009

We're back!

Hello everyone! We're officially back from our holiday and we had a fantastic time. I have some exciting news and lots of photos but I'll have to share that with you in my next post because I've run out of time today. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you left me on my previous post.

I hope everyone's having a good week? I've missed you all.

I wanted to mention a few lovely people today, something I've been meaning to do for a while but again it was finding the time :(

Firstly I wanted to say a BIG thank you to pur-ple for deciding to create a wonderful blog where artists and publishers can go to connect with one another. Louise very kindly added me to her blog list :D The Purple Greetings Cards shop sell some amazing cards inc. this new one by Rob Ryan.

It's always such an exciting experience to see your art with the person you made it for, so I was thrilled when Stephanie from MadMummy wrote to me to let me know that her daughter loved the commissioned painting I created for her. She left Infant School in the summer, to start Juniors in September and Stephanie asked me to create a picture to remind her daughter of her time there. The school emblem is a rabbit, and all the classes are named after woodland creatures, so we had a robin, badger, fox and bunny! It was the most perfect project for me so I loved every second of it! Thanks Stephanie for sharing this picture with me :)

And the last thing I wanted to share with you is a project I've been involved with called the Talisman Project. Part of the project involved sending two people from the group a small handmade gift symbolizing a quality or thing you wish you had more of in your life. One of my swap partners was Laura from Arguing The Mobius and I decided to send her "Time". Here's what I sent:
I decided to create some notelets because (as will come as no surprise if you read my blog regularly- in fact I already mentioned it in this post) I wish I had more time! Recently I decided to make a commitment to always find the time to stay in touch with my friends no matter how busy I am and the notelets signified to me finding different ways I could do this. Laura loved her gift and wrote a wonderful blog post about the project and her gifts here. thanks for organising such a wonderful project Laura! :)

Bye, bye for now- I'm hoping to be back blogging again at the end of the week to share my exciting news with you all!


Liason said...

oh thanks so much Emma! it was my pleasure truly! :)

Cookie Cutter said...

Great to see you back! Beautiful notelets you created! I really like those little birdies. They're so sweet!

elisa said...

Welcome back. I'm glad you had a good holiday - I can't wait to read all about it. =)
The piece you made for Stephanie's daughter - so cute!

jacqueline said...

Dear Emma, welcome back...missed you too! That commision painting you did looks wonderful! Love the photo too. :) Oh and i adore your wonderful cute note cards. :)

Have a lovely merry happy thanksgiving....and i want to give thanks to you for being such an ispiration, and always sending me your love and support! Love to you!