I'm surrounding myself with creativity this week,thanks to a couple of parcels that found their way to my letter box.
One parcel contained a CD I won over at Mezz Makes Stuff.
Mezz Coleman is a singer, songwriter extraordinaire.
So while I ripped and stitched and sewed today I listened to some wonderful tunes......
Another little birdy stitchery with a quote from
Vincent van Gogh.
"If you truly love nature you will find beauty everywhere"
Finished and ready to hang....
It's for sale over on my Facebook page.
Just click on the button on the side bar.
Bit tricky to get a good close up
and not cut out half of the pic!!
in getting the FB badge happening....
Here's what I found waiting for me when I checked the mail today.
Mezz's CD, a lovely note in 'Granny Chic' card....
(You know the book put out by Tif Fussell aka Dottie Angel and Rachelle Blondel aka Tales of Ted and Agnes....)
Some magnets and sweet little badges Mezz made to advertise her music.
I played the CD through a couple of times....she has the most beautiful voice.
I'm thinking melted chocolate, sweet, smooth, yummy and you just can't get enough.....
Hope Im not embarrassing you Mezz!!
I loved it and I will be playing it over and over again.
She goes under the Indie/Pop/Jazz genre and she reminds me of Sara Bareillis (American Singer songwriter/pianist)who had a hit back in 2007 with Love Song.
Head over to Mezz's Myspace where you can listen to some wonderful tunes and find out a bit more about her.
You can also visit her blog and see what she's been up to as well.
She certainly is one very creative gal
The other package which ended it's journey from the UK in my letter box, is this wonderful book by Mark Hearld.
I have admired his work for quite some time and so when I saw this book, I knew a copy of it had to come and live in the SBL household.
I'm certainly not disappointed......
I removed the dust jacket to see what, if anything was on the hard cover and surprise, surprise this wonderful image was hidden away.
The cover is more a golden, buttery yellow, the photo has washed it out.
Mark is an artist working with collage,
print, textiles and ceramics and some of you might have seen him featured in a recent English Country Living.....
The book is divided into different nature related themes
such as Allotments, Farmyard, Winter etc......
There are 188 pages of wonderful pictures and text......
I'm going to be busy reading, perusing, drooling over this book,
(not on it hopefully, hehe)
I should've started this post a couple of hours ago, it's late, past my bedtime and I'm a little weary.
Today has been a good day weather wise, we had a cool change come through after a horrific day yesterday...high winds and temps....a dangerous combination in bushfire season.
I will need a blanket or two tonight to snuggle under.....
Insert happy, smiley face here.....by the way where do I get those things from?
Anyway, girls, thanks for popping by to see what I've been up to.
If you're on Facebook head over to my page and say 'hi'....
I hope there's some creativity taking place where you are,