L.Y.A. #5 And A Mingus Moment

 

 

Mingus 4-7-17. 6 x 6 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Mingus 4-7-17. 6 x 6 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

The last LYA postcard arrived today. The last of the official swap that is. Our hostess Kat Sloma has sent her cards out, and that should arrive in the next few days. She will début her video collection, and next weekend is the blog hop.

LYA 2017 #5, Chrisann Risser, Cherries.

LYA 2017 #5, Chrisann Risser, Cherries.

This lovely photo is just one of many that Chrisann Risser has in her portfolio.  Color, black and white, sepia. Clouds, tulips, sunsets. I really enjoyed visiting Chrisann’s part of the world through her photographs. (I am guessing Canada, not sure though.) Cherries are my favorite. Each year for my birthday, we have cherry pie instead of cake. These cherries, with their snow caps on, bring a smile to my face.

Chrisann added on the back:

Great art picks up where nature ends.
Marc Chagall

Thank you Chrisann for sharing your photography with me! I am so happy to have received your postcard! Thanks for including the link so I could see more of your fabulous work!

It was a good day all around. I also received a surprise package from Christine Brooks. Christine is taking part in LYA,  and we have exchanged postcards outside of LYA as well.

Surprise package from Christine Brooks.

Surprise package from Christine Brooks.

Christine gifted me with a fun card I can sign and forward to a friend. There is a yellow flower and butterfly card, hand-made, with a sweet and encouraging message. She wrapped several blank postcards in a ribbon, and included a beautiful original watercolor. On top of all that, she found a sunflower zipper bag. She said it reminded her of my art, and she hopes I can find a use for it.

Of course I can find a use for it! It is small, but large enough for a small sketch pad, pencils and even a travel watercolor palette! Just what I needed! Thank you Christine for thinking of me!! Your surprise brightened my day!

 

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “L.Y.A. #5 And A Mingus Moment

  1. Kelly

    Hi Sheila. I just wanted to pop in and let you know that one of your lovely postcards arrived in Tallahassee, Florida, today. Beautiful!

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Thanks so much for letting me know Kelly. So glad you enjoyed it. Have a terrific summer, and I hope to see you in LYA 2018! :)

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  2. Val van der Poel

    What a super surprise, Sheila – lucky girl! The card from the swap is lively too and I like the way you presented it. You got some really nice blending in your painting and the sky is wonderful. Have a great day!

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    1. Sheila Post author

      Thank you Val, thanks for visiting. I’m feeling lucky indeed. LOL! Glad you enjoyed the painting, and I hope you are having a terrific weekend.

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  3. Dotty Seiter

    Sheila, your post is like a trip to a high-caliber gallery/gift shop of the most appealing sort—classy without being hoity-toity, welcoming, stimulating, and filled with treasures. Thank you.

    I especially love how the sky portrays the changeability of Mingus.

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    1. Sheila Post author

      LOL, thanks for the morning laugh Dotty :) Hoity-toity, just funny words. Glad I am not though. LOL I would love to have a small gallery. I would serve cupcakes and drinks in edible daffodil cups. The walls would be filled with art by my friends and there would be a sign on the front door. No Hoity-toitys allowed!

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  4. Christine Brooks

    Yippee. So glad you got a card from Chrisann, who lives in Ottawa, who I met throuh Jennifer Belthoff’s Love Notes.
    I am also pleased that you received my package and you have a good use for the bag, My idea exactly.
    Happy week end

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    1. Sheila Post author

      How cool is that! Thanks fo letting me know where Chrisann is from. Love that there is a connection with you both. :) I have been wanting a bag for my art stuff. When I travel I usually throw everything into my backpack. But then I end up diggin’ for things, and everything gets a little mangled. Love it Christine, thank you so much :)

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