I love buying handmade things,little pieces of someone's art, from etsy usually. Since I can't afford something expensive and since there is so much variety I can always find something beautiful. When a piece of art combines so much craftmanship and elegance along with a superb natural treasure like a gorgeous piece of yellow sea glass from the Carribean then the result is a mouthwatering lemon drop which I had to have and since it was reasonably priced I asked hubbie to oblige and buy it for me as my Xmas gift. I ordered it rather late for Xmas so for my good fortune hubbie forgot all about it and bought me a book, a diary (the flower fairies one) and a glass artifact from an interior decoration shop. All beautiful gifts and to my taste (I love books-especially in English, and diaries and the flower fairies and glass). So when today the pendant I ordered from Signe's shop arrived, hubbie was surprised that he had one more gift to pay for!LOL! I so much loved this last gift of his which I chose myself! It was much better than the photo of it when I first saw it in SeaGlassArtistsandCollectors and then at etsy. Signe did a great job!
Also today I got some prints I had custom framed. I always use the same framer in my neighbourhood and he is really good. I have made lots of frames at his shop and am always satisfied. I framed Picasso's Don Quixote print (which we had bought at the Picasso museum in Barcelona) and a watercolour painting of the Sagrada Familia which we bought from Octavio Ramirez, a street artist outside the
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. Since March 2010 that we went to Barcelona I only managed to frame them now. Bytheway if you have never been to Barcelona, do go!It is an open museum of Art! A lovely place.
I also framed a little counted crossstitch picture on plastic canvas of Noah's Ark I had made for my son some time ago (when he was a bit younger). I don't usually stitch on plastic canvas.
I would like to finish this post by forwarding you to the story of a man that touched me,such a heartwarming story. He was homeless and begged for money in the street in the States but he had a great voice.A reporter spotted him and the rest is history. You can see the story here.