art | trade it
fabulous painting + photo by erika.
hello, hello! back in december we had a giveaway for the 2011 calendar i made and erika was a winner. we sent her a calendar plus some goodies from nyc and she offered to send us something in return. never could i have imagined she was going to create a painting just for us and it is wonderful! since she mentioned a trade, i extended the offer you guys and thankfully a few took me up on it.
jane sent us a pair of her beautiful photos from spain.
asiye sent a selection of her gorgeous photos from cape town.
although i asked her if she wanted to trade polaroid film + a calendar, jen sent a favorite print from the midwest.
and, krissy sent some of her stash of paper, which will likely be used in a butterfly garland or two. the phrase give and you shall receive is certainly in play here, although i think we ended up on the better end of these trades. the summery feel of the pieces also seems to be perfectly timed because we're experiencing another winter storm, today. since it seems to be covering a good part of the country, safe travels to those of you who are being affected. to those of you who are enjoying warmer temperatures, catch some rays for the rest of us. we could use some extra vitamin d!