I’m really sorry that I haven’t been around for a couple of weeks but I have been working really hard on my online class with Lisa Call – Working in a Series. More of that in the next post because today I am feeling extremely lucky and much of that is due to the internet. Feels good to have something positive to say about it as it does get some negative press. Why am I feeling lucky?
First of all, I discovered Heather Dubreuil, a Canadian textile artist, while I was reading the latest newsletter from Textile Artist.org – a really great site; if you haven’t seen it yet do try to take time to have a look. Heather has a really distinctive style which I love for its simplicity and also the colours she uses. I started following Heather’s blog and recently she had a giveaway which I was lucky enough to win. It is a 5″ x 7″ piece, Water Tower #5. This arrived on Saturday and was there to greet me when I returned home from a class. Thank you so much Heather.
Monday also turned into a lucky day when the postman knocked on the door with a special delivery from America for me from Jan. Inside was a recording of the Bruce Springsteen concert in Melbourne from back in February. He is as good as he ever was and was even joined by Eddie Vedder – definitely something to boost energy levels and mood. An added bonus was the box that Jan had made for the CDs. Some time ago I sent Jan a book on how to make the thread booklets, (see here for a post about them if you haven’t seen them before), and she had made me a lovely folded box for the CDs. I doubt that you can tell from the photo but the sides are decorated with Inca Gold, printed through a stencil which means that it has a low relief effect. Thank you Jan, The Boss is playing as I am typing this. Jan is someone else discovered through the internet and we have become good friends over the years.
This morning brought yet more wonderful mail in the form of mail art from my friend Donna in Canada. The postman must have thought it was his lucky day too as he had a huge smile on his face as he handed it to me. Inside was a lovely tag, also made by Donna. We met through one of Dale Rollerson’s online classes a few years ago and have kept in touch ever since. I have blanked out our addresses, for obvious reasons.
Finally, I was at the Ashbourne Animal Welfare Open Day on the 16th and bought some tickets in a Chinese Raffle. I had a phone call later that day to say I was one of the lucky winners. My favourite item is the mug. The wool is polyester and acrylic so that has gone into today’s Air Ambulance collection and I don’t drink ordinary tea so I am going to take it to a nearby food bank so it won’t go to waste. I’m also joining their volunteer dog walking team in April and hopefully will be helping out with the cat section too.
I’m wondering if I should buy a lottery ticket this weekend, although I have to say that the above gifts give so much more pleasure.
In the meantime, I had better get back to this week’s assignment. Have a good week and may it be a lucky one for you too.