Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I wanted to wish all my WONDERFUL friends a VERY HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! I love this day as it is in a beautiful color - RED - for passion and it is a day to let all the people in your life know how very special they are! You, all my DEAR FRIENDS, are MOST SPECIAL to me!!!

This a day that YOU need to give all the persons you love an extra hug and tell them how much you appreciate them and love them! So following my own advise I want to tell all of you how much I appreciate the friendships we share and I love my friends. I remember when I was about eleven, a special teacher in my life told me that to find one true friend is a VERY special gift to CHERISH! As years have past I have made many friends and thought of her words often. I realize that I am TRULY BLESSED as I have a special family that I love dearly and they love me in return and I have so MANY friends that I love and cherish their gift of friendship.

I belong to many swaps and groups but there are a couple of recent swaps I wanted to mention and share the BEAUTIFUL Valentine creations these talented artists recently sent to me.

This is a wonderful ATC that Sammy sent me. Just look at the detail and the beading! She also sent me some delicious chocolates that I have been enjoying. I admire Sammy's work as she creates the MOST BEAUTIFUL dolls! Dolls have a special place in my heart so when Sammy and I met it was in a class where we made tassels with porcelain faces.

Her's was FANTASTIC!

Just look at the FANTASTIC ATC from Laura! Laura and I have been in several swaps together and I am always mesmerized by her creations! What a TALENT!!

Isn't this BEAUTIFUL? Lori slipped this into her INchie packet that she sent for our Valentine INchie swap! What a WONDERFUL surprise!! Lori is a VERY special person!

Just look at these INchies from all the artists in our Valentine INchie swap!!! I had so MUCH fun putting together a fabric Valentine for displaying these FANTASTIC creations! Somehow it didn't seem right to just slip them into an envelope and mail them - I SIMPLY had to come up with a Valentine for the INchies to send to each of these artists!! I am hoping they all arrive on time!

Enjoy the day! Spend it with those you LOVE! And remember those who are lonely and missing their loved ones. A couple of cookies or a small bag of chocolates delivered with a message that you are thinking of them can bring joy and happiness long remembered.

HUGS, My Friends, to ALL of you!!!!


Cindy (Junque Art) said...

Happy Valentines day to you too Marylin! The inchies look wonderful and I'm looking forward to participating in your next swap! Big hugs to you!

Maija said...

Happy Love Day to you!
You are spectacular!

Barbara said...

happy Valentine!!

StegArt said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too Marylin!

Anonymous said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, Mom. I love you... I am the luckiest kid ever to have you as a mom.

Your Baby, Brett

Sharon said...

I enjoyed seeing all the fabric valentine pieces. I would love to get in on a future swap and wondered how I can go about it. (I have some valentine fabric pieces posted on my blog).

Heather, said...

Mary Lin,
Wow, what amazing art you have received. You must feel so LOVED!
I would love to join your next swap!
See me at:

I'll also be at Artfest in the Spring, so I'm hoping to build a community of artist friends along the way!

Donna said...

I love this art! It's pretty and inspiring!

Donna said...

I love this art. It's pretty and inspirational!