As a mosaic artist, I look at pottery, glassware, dishes, mugs, glass and mirror differently than most people...I envision them broken. I get excited over a piece of broken pottery...just thinkin about what I can make from it. I start thinking of just how I can work it into a project that I'm designing.
I don't hunt animals...I hunt pieces of stuff!!
Linda, the blogger known as Blue Starr Gallery, offered to send me some of her broken shards...OMG!!! I got the package yesterday and to my delight was 3 bags of broken bits and pieces of her beautiful work. She is an incredible artist and shares her craft on her blog along with fun, delicious recipes and tidbits of her life. It's a fun blog to follow...please check it out if you get a chance. She also has an Etsy store, BlueStarrGallery, be sure to check that out...beautiful pottery!!! Her work can also be seen in several galleries in Florida.
Anyway, when I opened the box, there was a padded envelope enclosed. I assumed it was the bill to cover shipping all the shards...but nope!!! it was the necklace pictured below.
This was such a surprise and I am soooo delighted to have received a piece of her artwork. My picture simply doesn't do it justice... I am simply thrilled and will wear it often. Needless to say, that when I wear this, I will always think of my wonderful cyber friend. In fact, I think it will be a reminder of all my cyber friends... It seems that we've all become so close. We hurrah for each others successes and cry for their losses. We miss them when they don't post, in awhile, and understand when they don't... I love their rants and their raves. The stories are downright funny and sometimes sad. They have adventures or become bored. They post pictures of family, pets, art, places, or things that are just wonderful to look at. The different interests intrigue me and force me to stretch and learn.
Thank you to Linda!!!
...and thank you to all my new friends!!!