Saturday, April 12, 2008

Belated thanks & Some trip ephemera

© 2008 Laurel Porter-Gaylord

I've started packing things up around the house and getting my studio tidied to make it easier to move everything and tackled my desk area where my inspiration board is. I love adding & changing things out on it at whim with fresh new stuff!! Of the many things that inspire me are the 'treasures' I receive from artists I've met online. I'm so belated in posting this as Laurel Porter-Gaylord, or as most of us at Illustration Friday know her as, Studio Lolo, sent these to me quite awhile back but anyway here they are, please forgive me Laurel :)

She created the ATC of the bird w/heart sealed envelope just for me (I think I screamed out loud when I opened her package!) and also sent me a gorgeous card with a reproduction of a painting of hers printed on it for me to send to my hubby, I was so very touched by her thoughtfulness.

I just love her posts and the touching stories behind her artwork, her trompe l'oeil work is über-cool! Visit her blog, website, or Etsy shop, you won't be disappointed.

As well, the above photo is some of the ephemera I collected on my trip to the Southwest that I wanted to share.

Items clockwise from top right:
New Mexico postcard, handwoven bookmark by the nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Desert, White Sands Monument entrance ticket, fragrant flower bloom & leaves, retro looking Best Western card & case, Texas Badlands pamphlet, Frontier Airline boarding pass stub, Texas map background

I have more pics to load up soon, especially the items I picked up at an Antiques Fair in New Mexico, so be sure to visit again soon :)

1 comment:

studio lolo said...

Hey there missy, love love love the new blog look!! I feel like I've been away too long. You and I were battling the same 6 week lung thing...UGH, awful!! Please tell me about this move. Will you be coming west? How wonderful you're hubby is back home. He must have loved the project you did to pass the time apart!
Thanks for giving me kudos. It was my pleasure to send you something in the mail. I love snail tactile and instantly gratifying and better than "hate mail" which I refer to as bills :)
No matter where the trail leads you, go with an open heart and an open mind. The rest will fall into place.