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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!

xo, cindy

14 comments:

Dawn said...

oh, hello lucky! those are wonderful items, it looks like. i love trading... it's one of my favorite things to do in the whole world :) anyway, just stopped in to say hello and to wish you the best in that winter storm! be sure and drink lots of hot coco :)

Joyce said...

It was a win-win trade my friend! Simply beautiful!!!! xo

Julia said...

What a grand idea! You've been blessed, love!

Erika Lee Sears said...

:) You got some good trades! I love my calender it's hanging right up in my studio.

Krissy | Paper Schmaper said...

I adore my calendar on my desk! It makes me smile :)
Stay cozy!

We Blog Artists said...

LOVE this idea...I adore trades!
We're getting the storm this afternoon too...30 cm!
OUCh..lots of shovelling.
HUGS and keep warm...it's cold out there!
Char.x

L'Atelier said...

what a beautiful selection of art you got there!
my calender is on my desk, and everytime i see it it makes me smile - sorry dear, but in our trade I!! definitely got the better end...

jane said...

:):):)

painted fish studio said...

i got to spend a day with you as i played with the polaroid film, and i think i'm the winner there! :)

speaking of vitamin D, i took my last 2 yesterday morning... must remember to buy more after work...

Jamie said...

What some amazing artists!

Bella Sinclair said...

These are beautiful! What fun trades. It's like bits of the world flying in through your mailbox. Hey, be safe in the storm!

tammy said...

what a lovely idea. somehow i missed the whole trade idea!

thanks so much for your comment about my music. really made my day.

blue moss said...

love all your new lovelies :)
..and i hope you are staying warm!!!
i love the greys/grays in your header :)
michelle

Megan Walker said...

It was great to see what other talented people sent to you! Fun! You graciously offered to trade and I didn't want you to think I was greedy so I never said anything... and now I'm sad :( But your adorable hair photos cheered me up! Love them! :D

xoxo