Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cards I've Received

I was very remiss not to share the handmade cards I received for Christmas. I have to warn you all that I NEVER throw anything handmade away - I keep it forever.

This first card is about hope - and how wonderfully painted!!! By Dawn (yes, Dawn of the light-filled photographs!).

The second card is by my sweet friend, Teresa, living in Madrid. Can you see Santa in his sleigh?

And this third card arrived early for my birthday! From my friend, China, who got me through some very tough times when I was living in Indiana. Flowers that never wilt and a scrumptuous cake that has NO Calories!!

There is something so wonderful about receiving a handmade card for whatever reason. I used to make more cards than I do now. I should get back to that.

And thank you, ladies, for thinking of me, and for taking the time to put pen or paint to paper! Sorry I did not get around to sharing until now - it still seems like the holidays just past...time is flying already in 2009!


Dawn said...

thanks for posting my card Rhonda! have a good weekend!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Happy happy birthday. you are getting older but always seem to think young.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Thanks for sharing these handmade cards Rhonda. Love your #15 very feminine doodle. My zentangles get too busy compared with these clean and fresh designs of yours. You are such a trier continuing to work with paintings such as your sweetpeas and tangle - an example to us all who give up when a piece doesnt work out for us.

RHCarpenter said...

Thank you for sending me the card, Dawn, and for sharing your artwork with me!

RHCarpenter said...

Yes, Sandy, I am getting old :( I'm trying today to get used to my new glasses. My eyes are so bad that it takes a day or two for me to really adjust and feel okay with new glasses and these feel like I'm looking through warped glass sometimes :( poor me, the eyes are going...
Joan, I have felt very defeated with the sweetpeas - I just don't want to whine too much! I like the intricacy of your Zentangles!