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Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!



Butterflies, original artwork. 4 x6 approx., pencil, pen and gouache. Carol Edan. 2017

Butterflies, original artwork. 4 x 6 approx., pencil, pen and gouache. Carol Edan. 2017



That was me when the mail came. I had no idea this sweet card would be there waiting for me. An original piece of art from Carol!! All the way from Israel! Oh JOY!!! I have followed Carol’s Journey for I don’t know how long. LOVE your work Carol! I LOVE this card!!

The image above is a photo, not a scan. Doesn’t do justice. But take a look at all that wonderful texture!! So soft and moody. A little mini-break for my soul. Breathe in, breathe out. Ahhh. This is a just-because card. Not part of LYA, and why it was such a surprise.

I guessed on the materials. You will have to correct me if I am wrong Carol. Your card did find me well. And left me in exaltation! Thank you my friend! You are a treasure!

Oh shoot, now I have done it. Christmas is in my head. But that works too. This IS “An Original Caroled”. Former choir girl here needs a fix.



I’m a dork, I admit it. I could listen to Christmas music all year long. OK, just one more…. start your day off with a shimmy and a shake!



But wait, there’s more!

For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
John 1:16

Not only was I blessed with Carol’s beautiful card, but I also received a surprise from Kat Sloma. I knew it was coming, but I sort of forgot. Sometimes brain farts aren’t so bad ‘ey?

As part of the LYA 2017 blog hop, Kat had a giveaway for a 6 x 9 print, and 10 packs of postcards. Seems the artists were super generous with their “extras” for Kat’s helpers. I was blessed with a gorgeous group of cards.

Kat's LYA 2017 giveaway gift pack.

Kat’s LYA 2017 giveaway gift pack.

Kat included one of her cards too!

"Imminent Downfall", Kat Sloma, 2014.

“Imminent Downfall”, Kat Sloma, 2014.

Artists included:

PJ Lawrence (TN), Louise Mamet (France), Sea Dean (Canada), Janice Darby (CA), ndvest, Lynda Stone, Linda Ursin (Norway), Therese Misner (OR), Laura Summer, Sarah Robinson, Catie Porter (WA), Ron Leunissen (Netherlands).

Thank you Kat for this wonderful and generous gift! And thank you to all the generous artists who shared their art! Each of these is a treasure! Yay! Thank you!



Pretty in Pink Pomegranates. Mixed media surface design. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

Pretty in Pink Pomegranates. Mixed media surface design. © 2017 Sheila Delgado

For my LYA friends who may have missed it:

Spoonflower’s design challenge this week – Whimsical Watercolor Fruit. The top ten winners each week will take home a Spoonflower credit and a Skillshare Premium subscription. All submissions into May’s design challenges are automatically entered to win the grand prize full of design goodies worth over $1000!

A super opportunity to learn and grow my pattern presence on Spoonflower, and why I am so grateful for your vote!

Read more about my entry  here.












Talking About Texture



Detail of texture sheets.

Detail of texture sheets.


Dotty asked about the texture sheets I used in yesterday’s painting. Thought I would share them with you today. They are foam sheets I found on clearance at Michaels. I think they still carry them, but in a kit of some kind. In the kids crafts aisle.

Vale, Mixed media on Yupo. 8 x 11. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

Vale, Mixed media on Yupo. 8 x 11. © 2014 Sheila Delgado

The sheets I have are 6 x 8 inches, patterned on one side only.  I have used them before. Remember this?

I have a second set. If anyone is interested, well 4 anyones. I will share them. I will cut the sheet in fourths, and send you a complete set. Sorry, only for those in the U.S. due to shipping costs. You can give me your address in a comment here on the blog, I will delete the address before I post your comment.

I did a search, but could not find them anywhere else. But I did find this link for Magic Stamps. I have some of these as well. I have not used them yet. Here is a video that shows how they work. Her volume is low, so you may need to turn yours up. She  also shows moldable foam sheets. I found Amazon carries them, as well as moldable foam stamps in geometric pieces.


Foam texture sheets.

Foam texture sheets.

First four to comment will receive the sheets. I will let you know on Monday, and send them out by the end of the week. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck everyone!

OOPS! Almost forgot. Below you will see links to the Liberate Your Art swap posts. Take a look at the awesome envelopes that Kat has received so far!


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Click image for more.



The Latest Mail Art


Art is Arriving!

September Recap


I am feeling sort of discombobulated. Fuddled. Rattled. With my missing September posts. Still hoping they will return. (Server issues)

I thought I would recap, mostly for myself, but also for visitors new to the blog.

September was a prolific month for me. Thanks to Leslie Saeta and her 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge. Hundreds of artists took part, painting and posting their work each day.

A quick look at my daily paintings. All were done in watercolor. Most of them on Yupo, but a couple were on paper. I am so happy with the work I produced this month.


30 Sunflowers in 30 days. © 2015 Sheila Delgado.

30 Sunflowers in 30 days. © 2015 Sheila Delgado


My favorites from the month. Most of these were happy accidents.

My favorites. © 2015 Sheila Delgado.

My favorites. © 2015 Sheila Delgado

My good friend and fellow artist Cindy Williams shared her top ten list of my paintings, take a peek. We agreed on many of them! I had so much fun painting sunflowers. I painted on scraps, and gave them away as bookmarks to my followers.


Bookmark Giveaways. © 2015 Sheila Delgado.

Bookmark Giveaways.



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You can visit my Pinterest gallery to see fabulous art by the artists that participated. I looked again today, and I just love the work that was produced by everyone!

I just finished a large canvas for a friend, I will share that with you tomorrow.

Happy creative Monday to you!




And the Postcard goes to…



xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx the-draw





CoNgRAtULaTIoNs RonDa!!!!!


xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx the-winner

You can leave me your address in a comment
(I won’t publish it), or use my contact page,
or PM me on Facebook if that is easier for you.


acrylics, 4 x 6 postcard abstract

Red, Benefit pamphlet, Collector’s Copy

I will get your prize package in the mail early next week!

Thanks to Sea, Susan, Robyn, Joan and Karin for your kind comments! Thanks for taking part in my first giveaway!
I am so thankful for your friendship and support!

Red will be available as a print or greeting card.
I will be sure to let you know when!