Sunday, October 19, 2008

Soulful Saturday - Gratitude & Good times

This is another Soulful Saturday post, a day late as I was having waaayy too much fun yesterday. What a glorious time I had schmoozing, shopping with and chatting up a wonderful friend of mine, Vanessa, hey girlfriend! I feel blessed to know her, she is such a sweet person -from her lovely southern accent to her infectious smile :>

The piece below is one of a series of 12x12 wood panels that I'm working on. I had a lot of FUN with this one - hammering, distressing and digging into my new & vintage finds. I'm going to add the same corner treatments that I used on this to the 'Cowgirls' sign I picked up yesterday (scroll down to see my goodies!)
'A Cowgirl knows...' mixed media 12x12 birch panel
Not only did we have a great time, check out the stuff I scored below. Some items were purchased at the Fiesta de Amistad tents and booths, and others at nearby junking & antique shops. I love the vintage photo I found, the inscription on the back reads: "Mrs. Geo. Dolligerice & daughter of Stillwater, Texas". And both of us were thrilled when we stumbled across a box of rusty horseshoes and decided to buy one for each other for good luck :> I also love, LOVE the birdcage I snapped up, the shape and size of it are perfect!
We capped off the day by taking a quick trip over to a local winery celebrating its' 125th anniversary with free tours & tastings - yum! I made sure to jot down the ones she liked to bring as a gift for her & her hubby as a housewarming gift for their new home.

I am filled with gratitude for wonderful days and wonderful friends. It makes the not-so-wonderful days seem a million miles away. May the sweet feeling of gratitude be one you embrace and feel often.

1 comment:

Susan Tuttle said...

Check out your wonderful scores! Sounds like you had a fabulous day my friend! Wish I could've been there with you.

Love this new piece! You definitely did the cowgirl justice!

Thank you so much for your heartfelt words on my blog -- I can feel your good energy from afar my friend!