Monday, December 19, 2011

Artist Swap

and let me tell you, I am the luckiest girl in the land! You all know Kristin, Twinkle Twinkle! She hosted Summer of Color...you know her!  She is the sweetest mama in the land, an extraordinary colorful artist, and so pretty too!  We started talking about how we needed to use our pictures more in our art, and one thing led to another, and we agreed to an artist swap using shots of our babies as the focal point. She sent me pics of her darling Kendra, and I sent her ones of my Paige. Lots of anticipation and excitement, our packages arrived at the same time!  I called her, and we opened our gifts together, giddy and happy the whole way.

I seriously cannot explain the happiness of opening my gift.  I was so so so so nervous making her piece, but I knew her gift to me would be so fabulous.  And, it could not be more perfect.  Kristin's style shines in every corner.  The colors are her, the text is her, the sparkles and darling details, so her.  So with so much joy...Kristin's gift to me!

 Paige loves her new bracelet!

Kristin used the back of a watercolor pad as the canvas.  If you have been following me, you know I am always finding whatever, garbage really, to use as my base.  And, then she did this for me.  Do you feel the love?

Here is the original pic I sent her...

and her is the whole piece.  Paige calls it "My Special".  "Mama, can I hold my special?"


Thank you so so so much Kristin, from the bottom of my heart.

You can visit her blog Twinkle Twinkle to see what I made her!


12 comments:

  1. Aweeeeee. . . . "My Special!" HOW SWEET is that!
    Thank you for your kind words and these photos are gorgeous!!!
    I love the detail of the bracelet and backgrounds - and I LOVE that Paiger loves it too.
    Thank you for everything - this was so much fun and now I have your light and brilliance on my wall to show for it!
    xoxoxoxo

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  2. Hello Daniele, thank you so much for dropping by my blog and letting me know that Kristin's artwork to you was up - I thought I might have been a bit quick off the mark and was going to pop back later.

    You know I ADORE what you did for Kristin, and hey, I ADORE what Kristin created for you, using that darling photo of Paige.

    You two gals are well matched.

    xx

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  3. What a great photo to work either and i just ADORE what the did for you...love every little bit about it...now i am off to check kristins gift...xxx

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  4. Oh Daniele... this piece is so fabulous... love the adorable pic of Paige... the balloons, the stars, the background... well all of it really...
    and I just love too, the one you did for Kristin... incredibly sweet...

    Jenny x

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  5. That is so adorable!! I LOVE it. Kristin is so talented & what a super special piece to treasure for years to come. :)

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  6. I love this piece and the swap that you two did. I love the piece that you made too. Enjoy your wonderful gift.

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  7. WHat a wonderful swap! Both of the pieces are so beautiful and special!!

    Just wanted to send you a link to where I got my strap in case you're interested: http://www.etsy.com/shop/turtletaylor?ref=seller_info
    Although a vintage one from your mom sounds pretty fabulous, too!!

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  8. Oh my, this is just the coolest swap and the artwork is fabulous. The photo was beautiful to begin with, but now it's such a precious keepsake. yay for sweet friends and sweet gifts!

    ~Scarlett

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  9. Ahhh....so, so cute! Kristen is truly a sweetie and so are you. What a treasure of a swap. I'm sure she is equally as happy as you are. Very fun. It's like an early Christmas gift. Yay!!
    Cheers!! :)

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  10. This is sooo delightful! I love what you two creative Mamas did for eachother....so special, indeed!

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  11. I loved your blog !!!!

    Em português:As suas pinturas são lindíssimas!!!
    Beijos do Brasil.

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  12. I loved your blog !!!!

    Em português:As suas pinturas são lindíssimas!!!
    Beijos do Brasil.

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