I have a friend, someone I feel I know so incredibly well, someone I love and cherish like a sister. My friend is an amazing artist, who creates altered art that makes my heart so very, very happy. Every time I hear from my wonderful friend Christina, I feel like we are picking up where we left off, and I think it would be like that twenty years from now, too. But you know, I’ve only met her face to face ONE time! Christina and I met through mutual (and amazing photographer and artist) friend, Darlene, on Facebook.
Well, Christina, being the generous, kind, sweet soul that she is, shares her beautiful art with me through super surprises. On my birthday, I received a Halloween journal that made me cry with its gorgeousness…….and with how she made it so special, just for me! I don’t think I had received a handmade gift, complete with all of that love inside, since my grandmas made me a quilt, or crocheted afghan, at least 15 years ago.
This Christmas, I have struggled (as my earlier posts indicate) to find the joy in Christmas. And in the mail for me today, was a package just brimming with Christmas joy and cheer.
This page brought me to tears. It reminded me of all of the wonderful moments of my childhood, how lighthearted it was, how carefree, full of imagination and beauty. This is superb art, my friends. I wish my photo even came close to doing it justice. All of the watercolored tones are heavenly. Sigh.
All of these photos don’t even come close to showing all of the ways I was spoiled by my lovely friend. Her creativity is unmatched! I know that you have many people in your life that would love a journal, a hand painted piece, or one of her other many, many whimsical creations! Please visit Christina’s blog, icandy (because that is EXACTLY what it is): http://www.icandychristinaj.blogspot.com/or her online store: http://www.icandyarts.com/ , or find her on facebook under: icandy…….Christina Jackson~Artist. Oh, and tell her that “the cultivator of the venus fly trap” sent you. 😉
Merry Friday, dear readers!