10.3.06

My very first swap...


When I started reading craft blogs about a year ago, I noticed everyone was swapping or participating in "Illustration Friday" or a "Month of Softies" and I was very jealous! It looked like so much fun that I definitely wanted to join in. So, when I heard about the Paper and Ribbon swap being organized by Ellia over at Green Bean Baby, I was thrilled! It's definitely right up my alley. Anyone who's been to my house would say that it's literally groaning with paper and ribbon (literally groaning, I really mean it). I can't throw any paper related stuff away, magazines, books, ticket stubs, stamps, shopping bags...so this will be a fantastic chance to share some of the wealth, and throw in a few surprises as well. My swap partner Marieke has a great blog, and does some lovely work, so I'm looking forward to learning more about her, and of course, receiving my pack of goodies!

3 comments:

ellia said...

hahaha, groaning?! what a wonderful description! yeah, i have a slew of paper too and i keep buying and buying! and now i wanna get books to use for paper (but that is hard because i also just collect books because they are pretty- i really do judge a book by its cover so thank goodness for us illustrators) i have bins and bins and envelopes and so much, i forget which ones i do have... ever see camilla's file cabinets for her papers?! they are like $800 but i'm fiending for one...

http://whipup.net/2006/02/01/i-guess-its-love/

isn't that beautiful?! oh my, its refreshing to see other paper lovers! other artists! and thanks again, for joining and being just as excited as i am!!

Marieke said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Thanks for the compliment! Like your blog too. (Always like a look into someone elses life so much - what would that say about me ;-))
- Marieke

Marieke said...

And looking forward to the swap - very exciting!!!