I joined Kaileen Elise's Good Karma Gift Swap at the beginning of the month. She is this fabulous blogger with a sweet and charming personality. Please visit her here:www.kaileenelise.com or if you are a twit follow her here: www.twitter.com/kaileenelise. Kaileen Elise provided the directive to include four gifts: one that calms, something that comforts, a bit of celebration, and something that promotes creativity. I, in my typical brain-fart manner, forgot about the directive as I made my box for Carolyn at hang on little tomato . Oops. However, I think Carolyn made out like a bandit - so hopefully my Karma will only be improved! haha.
Below is a postcard I included in Caroyln's package:
Yesterday mine arrived from Kiki in the Carolinas (who you may follow at Yogademia)!
She included Tazo Green Ginger Tea to calm. To comfort a handmade bag "to keep your treasures at hand". To encourage creativity Marc Chagall postcards! To celebrate my love of hiking and camping (which I mentioned in my questionnaire that was part of the swap) a fabulous book called Backcountry Betty: Roughing it in Style by Jennifer Worick and illustrated by Kate Quinby. Oooh lala. This will definitely be a favorite distraction from school work! Kiki was extra thoughtful and included some extra cards. I love it! So today, after I write at least rough drafts for two art therapy papers, I will sit down with a cup of tea (which I'm actually drinking now also), read at least the introduction to being fabulous while roughing it, and write some thank you postcards!
Laura from Port Talbot, Wales made a postcard from a photo taken on her wedding day!
I have also received new handmade postcards from the http://www.ihanna.nu/blog homemade postcard swap. She also guided me in the direction of joining Swap-bot. So I now will have plenty of future things to blog about also! Creative gift sharing makes me incredibly happy!
This weeks postcards received:
Riley, a nine year old, sent me this fabulous card! The fortune held in he hand that is not legible in the photo reads, "you will dine happily ever after". I find this totally appropriate for me! I found this postcard incredibly inspiring, because when my hubs and I have kids, I will totally have them be a part of swaps with me!
Kaye from Pennsylvania sent me "Warm greetings" with the hope for spring and art! PA has had tons of snow, as is the case with most the East Coast, this winter.
Yvounne, who I am pretty sure might by iHanna's mom from iHanna's description of her mom's postcards, sent a beautiful sewn flower postcard from Sweden.
Michelle from Indiana said inspirational messages on her postcard. She said quoted Arthur Koestler "Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual."
Now I have to go back to school work. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!