Thursday, April 16, 2009

Swaps bring out the best in friends and art

Random swaps sometimes bring the nicest surprises. Recently I was assigned to swap a spring artist trading card (ATC) with Rachel Christy in our Flickr group that I help moderate, The Faerie Zine. I was not familiar with Rachel or her work or our other partner for that matter, Patty Porter.

When I checked out Rachel's work on her Etsy site, I noticed she embellishes trinket boxes. Like me, she covers them with paper, tissue, glitter, baubles and other goodies. So we agreed to swap a paper box as well. Ironically, our box swap resulted in nearly similar boxes. I sent the pink box above shown with the Cabbage Queen ATC I made for her; she sent turquoise, and we both used a face image from Sandra Evertson.

But lucky me! Rachel was generous enough to send not one but two! boxes. Today was a great sunny day in the Midwest to photograph these. In the heart-shaped, mermaid-embellished box she tucked a bunch of ephemera/art supplies to keep me creating. Visit her Etsy shop for more goodies like these.


vivian said...

wow Gina.. those are all beautiful! and isnt it funny that you made such similar boxes! Great minds think alike!
have a sweet and springy weekend!

Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

The universe was aligned! Those box girls will become great friends.

Joanne Huffman said...

Great boxes!


Sandy Michelle said...

That's a great swap if I do say so myself! Have a great week! We celebrated one of my Blythes birthdays this weekend. Come on over and take a look :)

Sandy xox