There were a few goodies waiting for me when I arrived in Rhode island. It helped ease the transition of closing one door and opening another.
...and she surprised me with this cactus rose. Such a soft, beautiful painting.
Then she wrote a "Welcome Home" note of this Frida Kahlo card.
She really knows my heart.
Thank you, dear friend!
This card winged its way to me from a friend I left behind. She and I both love ravens/crows. All of the black writing is hers, playing off that game of "telephone" we've all played as a kid. The inside of the card says "We're not ready to accept your departure." I smiled for days at her humor!
(Click to read it. Pavels is a local bakery in Pacific Grove.)
The next piece of mail to put a smile on my face was Mr. Grouper, my "G" atc from none other that Mim. I just adore her drawings!
She wrote a sweet note on the dragonfly card by Lynn. Thank you Mim!
Speaking of Lynn, she sent my "I" atc card with none other that that hoochy-coochy Inspiring Ismerelda! She's one of my favorites! I'll bring her out every time I need to channel my diva ;)
She mailed her in another one of her beautiful cards. Thanks so much Lynn!!
Inside this wonderful card from Lisa B was my....
..."J" is for Jackdaw atc. The Jackdaw is the crow of the old world. I love him!
She also sent this long box. I hope you can read the writing if you enlarge it.
Inside it was this....
...AMAZING hand painted crow's feather depicting the great plains where Ibis and (my totem) the crow are often found. WOW! Thanks so much Lisa!
You're so very thoughtful ;)
And yesterday I went to the post office and found this wonderful card that says it all from KJ! And the bonus of my first week here so far has been meeting KJ face to face. Yay!! It was easy-peasy, like having my sister stop by. Now our friendship has taken on a new dimension and has gone beyond virtualness.Is that a word? Anyway, it felt good to finally connect. I'd love to meet all of you one fine day.
I hope I haven't forgotten anyone.
Whew, what a first week!! One to be thankful for, for sure.