Sunday, December 23, 2007

Yee Haw!

to quote Deb Trotter...

So today, for the 11th day of Christmas, I had a delivery (by Pony Express of course) from Deb. I LOVE this Cowgirl's art, and was excited to see what treasure the package would hold.

The book inside is a hoot! It's circle pages fan open, and the 12 artists in this swap each have a page and poem dedicated to them. Deb is TOO clever! The poems are hilarious, and the artwork individualized on the back of each page is beautiful and brilliant.

Here is my page, not a copy either, but the original collage piece.
Can you read the quote? It says, "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark." I love it!
And look inside the nest...instead of's marbles! How great is that!
The poem on the back of my page cracks me's as though Deb completely gets me!

"Arlene is a woman who loves glass that shines
And surely she saves every piece that she finds.
Stacks of old paper, unusual fonts,
And marbles and nests are the things that she wants.
She will not like presents all perfectly new-
Instead, give her something old, vintage, and blue.
Give Arlene a poem, that's what I have planned-
One that is made from the heart and the hand."

Deb, have you been spying on me, or rummaging through my piles in my studio? Ha! It's too accurate...I think you have an in with Santa, who "sees you when you're sleeping, He knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good..." (Or messy and cluttered?)

I am really tempted to undo the post binding and get a little Christmas tree to hang these pages individually, to honor the spirit of this swap. They would make such wonderful ornaments, along with some of the gifts I have received. Yes!

Thanks Deb, you're a true cowgirl artist!

Yee Haw!


Karyn/Mom said...

Ok, that is an amazingly accurate poem about you - and the picture side is perfect! This is a very astute lady, fer sure!

The Joyful Artist said...

What a wonderful little book, the poem so suits you as well.

Have a wonderful New Year