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Postcard Plentitude


Mingus Day #21. 5.25 x 12 in. Mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mingus Day #21. 5.25 x 12 in. Mixed media on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.


Getting ‘er done.  Cringing a bit while I post this. But moving on.


L.Y.A. Sides


Dancing Clothes, Louise Mamet, Saint Cyr sur Loire, France


Louise Mamet is a long time L.Y.A. friend. Louise has such a gift, and shares it with us through her photographs. I look forward to receiving her card each year. I fell in love with this image the first time I saw it on the L.Y.A. group page.  Check out her site for more. On the back, this wonderful quote:

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa


Christine Brooks, Flagstaff, AZ


Christine couldn’t resist, she sent me another of her wonderful bird postcards. Nice one right!? I love it! Looks great with my sea shells. It’s obvious we share a love of the sea. Take a look at her Facebook page for more of her awesome work.


Cathy Hubmann,  Little Rock Arkansas


Cathy Hubmann sent this hope filled card. Wonderful in its simplicity. You can see more of her wonderful photography by clicking the link. I love this quote by Emily Dickinson:

Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul – 
and sings the tunes without the words –
and never stops at all.


Chandra Lynn, Birmingham, Alabama


Chandra sent this gorgeous oversized card. It brought back memories of Loveland lake in Colorado. Hanging out with friends, and watching fireworks. My high school was right next to the lake. It was a part of daily life.
Chandra’s blog is always inspirational. If you aren’t already following her, take a look.


Dave Wolanski, Dover Delaware. 


Dave surprised me with this funny photo. A test image on card stock. Can you read the last line? It looks to me like it may have been on the wall first. Follow Dave on Instagram for a daily dose of his thought provoking work.

Art is
what you
see, feel
and do
and shit.


Trang Kang, Sachse, Texas


Trang  is like a ray of sun, after a stormy day. Her sweet art is a true reflection of her gentle spirit. Trang not only sent this delicate pen and watercolor postcard, she also included a tiny masterpiece, recycled from a gallery postcard I believe. Take a look below, and take a look at her Facebook page for more. Isn’t it pretty?




Lisa Compberry, La Porte, Texas


Lisa is always a favorite swap. I have probably said that about each of these today. But it is so true. Lisa posts wonderful views of her neck of the woods. Sunsets, sunrise. For a soothing dose of restful, take a look at her site, or follow her on Instagram. Lisa included this wonderful quote on the back:

There is only one happiness in life,
to love and be loved.


During the L.Y.A. Blog Hop, Kat Sloma gave away several prizes. I was blessed to receive a copy of her book, Art with an iPhone. I flipped though it as soon as it arrived, and quickly got caught up in reading through several of the techniques. Kat always creates interesting and intriguing works of art for her postcard contribution. Reading the book is a chance to know how her artistic images are created. You can peek inside on Amazon.



Thanks Kat for the blessing of your book! Thanks for bringing so many talented people together. For providing us the opportunity to share our creativity with others.

Thank you to the L.Y.A. artists and photographers who have shared their amazing talents and vision with me. I am so blessed, and so happy to have your works in my L,Y.A. collection!






Blessed Beginnings


Mother In Law's Tongue. 4 x 6 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.

Mother In Law’s Tongue. 4 x 6 watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. © 2018 Sheila Delgado.


Big Blessings. Small Blessings. This year has started with many reasons for me to be grateful. I mentioned I had received some bad news. But it is good news too.

I have never really written here, about my Lupus experience. It’s long been on my list to do so. Just to share my story, for anyone who has been diagnosed as well. There is so little information out there. I thought maybe a page dedicated to that, if any one should look.

But even to write this post, I have delayed. It’s taken three days to begin. And I wonder why. Why it is so hard to write this down. Talking about myself surely. But also, I don’t want to be a downer, or sound like a whiny baby.

So just a few facts for now. I finally have been given a diagnosis. Not a complete one, as more tests are in the works. But at last I know the cause of my most obvious symptom. There are four things wrong with my lungs. But knowing that, we can now begin treating them properly!

I was diagnosed with Lupus is 2008. I was coughing for a year before that, and seeing different doctors trying to find an answer. But all this time later, I am still coughing. I cough when I wake up, on exertion of any kind. Talking makes me cough, I cough after eating.  Cough, cough, cough. I am fine if I am sitting still, for the most part.

So Lupus, SLE, and all the symptoms that can present.  And now Asthma, COPDBronchiectasis and Pulmonary Fibrosis.

But it is important to tell you. I feel fine. I feel as fine as before. My Lupus normal. And I have had these same symptoms since 2008. So things have not taken a turn for the worse. I just have a name now. Names.

I have never smoked. Well, one puff in seventh grade I think. I did work in a casino for three years. That was right at the beginning of the Lupus diagnosis. I do believe that I may have had Asthma for at least a decade before Lupus. But I was never diagnosed.

All this time I have said, that I am fortunate that the SLE has not affected any of my organs. But the truth is, I just did not know. This is all likely related to Lupus.

At the end of January, I was put on oxygen, 24/7. Sort of mind-blowing. Scary, and heartbreaking. Six weeks earlier I was told I was close to needing oxygen. But I thought, and prayed, that if I followed the doctor’s instructions it could be avoided.

But here I am on a leash, and learning all I can about nasal cannulas and oxygen generators, and tubing and living on oxygen.

E tank

M6 tank in case.

I have an oxygen generator for when I am home. I had a large E tank for going out, but that was too difficult for me.  It took awhile, but I now have 4 M6 tanks for trips out. They each last two hours.



Whew! I knew that would get long. All of that just to say, thank you. During this time, I was surprised again and again. Some were giveaway wins. Some a thank you. Most were just well-timed shares. And all arrived at the perfect moment to lift my spirit.

So grateful to you all. More than I can say. I LOVE your work!

So BLESSED to have received your gifts!


Pleasant words are as an honeycomb,
sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24



Carol Edan, original art


Chandra Lynn


Christine Brooks


Trang Kang, original art


Christine Brooks, original watercolor


Sue Marrazzo, mixed media wearable pin giveaway.


Christine Brooks


Natasha M. Papousek


Dave Wolanski


Karin Naylor, original artwork, Giveaway.





Do not be anxious about anything,
but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6


Thank you my friends!











Washed In Spring – LYA 2017 Side Swap



Washed in Spring. Watercolor and glitter, 4 x 6 Postcard, Trang Kang

Washed in Spring. Watercolor and glitter, 4 x 6 Postcard, Trang Kang

This is a hand-made card from my new friend Trang Kang in Texas. My scan does not do it justice. There is a soft, warm metallic gold running through out. Hints of opalescent glitter as well.

Trang named this well. The colors are bright and alive, fresh, and new. The golden glow warms me. I feel as if I am surrounded by a gentle breeze, sweet bird song, and flowers. Everywhere, flowers.

On the back, curvaceous vines, tiny blooms and this:

Forgotten Language by Shel Silverstein

Once I spoke the language of the flowers,
Once I understood each word the caterpillar said,
Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings,
And shared a conversation with the housefly in my bed.
Once I heard and answered all the questions of the crickets,
And joined the crying of each falling dying flake of snow,
Once I spoke the language of the flowers. . . .
How did it go?
How did it go?


I found this and thought  you might enjoy hearing Shel read it. It is a visual treat!



Thank you Trang for brightening my day. I love this card! Shel Silverstein has always been a favorite. Thanks for reminding me that I have his books on my shelf, waiting to be opened.