Gracious Ragamuffin Gal

a while ago … almost longer than I would like to admit … as I am just now getting around to doing an official thank you …

Katie and I traded goodies … what a lovely surprise to receive

Katie’s amazing assemblage …

it is SO beautiful in every detail … she wrapped it in many layers of

special papers … the vintage 1915 newpaper pages are so fragile …

I felt like a kid … excited about the unveiling


… wonderful goodies …

the kindness and generosity of mixed media artists truly is something very special … I {heart} blogland and all of the nice people in it

to quote Katie … “sisters in heart half a country apart”


23 responses to “Gracious Ragamuffin Gal

  1. So beautiful and generous, as are all works and the women you trade with!

    BTW Is there an easy way to access your old posts? I haven’t figured that out.

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  2. Hello Hello Deana ~ if you scroll all the way down to the bottom of my sidebar, you will see ARCHIVES and can type in a month … it’s a long scroll to get down there 😉
    oxo

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  3. Ooooooo how lovely, love the quote on the assemblage too, and isn’t it just so much fun to open a package like this?

    I agree about bloggers, especially artful bloggers, they are so kind and generous, beautiful people for sure 🙂

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  4. Can’t wait to see what you do with all those goodies! What a nice package!!!

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  5. I think that’s the neatest part for me, that kid-like feeling and the joy of sharing. Getting an envelope full of goodies or a swapped art piece is such a special joy.
    Katie’s assemblage is gorgeous.

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  6. Ohhhhhh…that is so beautiful! What a treasure!

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  7. Your gifts are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us! roxanne

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  8. wonderful!! great gifts! and I will check out the link! xoxo

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  9. Don’t you just LOVE art mail! What beautiful gifts, Patty! The assemblage is gorgeous, and all of the goodies are marvelous – a veritable treasure trove just waiting for you to wave your creative magic wand! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  10. Lucky you Patty, shis looks gorgeous, wonderful goodies and such a beautiful assemblage 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you’ll make 🙂

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  11. Can’t read all of Katie’s quote “take only one step………………” sounds like one worth keeping!

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  12. Hi there Dot ~ I guess even double clicking on the picture, doesn’t help …
    the breeze blew the ribbon up into my photo, it’s too hot to go out and take another one 😉

    it says:
    “To get through the hardest journey
    we need take only one step at a time
    But we must keep on stepping.
    ~Chinese proverb

    oxo

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  13. Beautiful gifts Patti! Blog friends are really the best….always amazing, caring, sharing, sincere!

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  14. Patty, when I get a package like this (which isn’t often) lol, I can’t bear to open it, as the envelope has been arted so nicely I just want to stare at it all day!!

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  15. Isn´t it nice what comes our way through all this blogging:)…the generosity of people and all.
    Artists love to share,,,that is grand:) isn´t it!
    Looks like you two had a nice swap.

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  16. You always have such great swaps, but your “thank you” messages are always the best, too. Really lovely fodder for a mixed media maven.

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  17. You are celebrating the present moment…living in the joy of this second…this is a great exchange and soon these bits and pieces will be transformed by your magical gentle hands. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  18. Patty ~
    You are the gracious one! Thank you for giving me a spot moment on your wonderful blog (which is a big favorite of mine and I am sure of so many others. You made it appear so lovely. I still feel like I got the better end of the swap!
    Blessings my friend,
    Katie

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  19. How did I miss this post??? I have your blog surrounded six ways to Sunday…email notification, my google reader, etc. You’re not trying to ditch me, are you? LOL! This little creation made me sigh out loud…absolutely, positively, S.P.E.C.I.A.L. I can just feel the fun you experienced in “unveiling” this little package of treasures!

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  20. Katie is a wonderful person and she makes beautiful things…I have a wand from her that I love…it is one of my favorite things!

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  21. (Uh hum, let me do a more proper comment here.) This is a wonderful assortment of goodies, and I am super inspired just looking at them. I want to stop what I’m doing (except the coffee drinking) and make some heart shaped collage buttons. Adorable!!! Happy Saturday Sweet Patty! We’ve declared this an official do nothing weekend at my place. One more week of summer with my kiddos and we’re going to milk it. ;0
    xx,
    Autumn

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  22. Oh how fabulous! Katie does awesome work! Of course so do you!

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