The soul of every Prophet of God,
of every Divine Messenger, hath thirsted for this
All the divers kindreds of the earth
have, likewise, yearned to attain it."
The quotation above is from the Baha'i writings. This is a most wonderful time of the year, not only because it is spring, but because it is the time of the celebration of Ridvan. This is the time 150 years ago that Baha'u'llah spent in the Garden of Ridvan, it was in this spot that His Declaration had been made to His companions.
To celebrate and to keep in theme with the current Moo Mania Challenge, this sweet Moo was created!
This 1st Paper Traders Blog Hop has been fun, I am so happy to have visited other members of the group and see all the fabulous art that they have created!
I have two winners, each one receiving a hand made book!
Jo Murray ...The comment: "I have yet to participate in a round robin, but am working on it. Great
idea for the coffee table! Handmade books have a life and intimacy of
their own. I'd love to win one of your handmade books..it would give me a
place to work on all the ideas milling around in my brain."
Sam Bonney...The comment: "It's great to meet you and take a look at your blog, this hop is such
fun. I would love the chance to place my mark on one of your journals."
Thank you to everyone who came for a visit and for taking the time to post a comment!
Welcome, thank you for coming by for a visit during Paper Traders 1st Blog Hop!
If you are starting here and haven't joined in, please visit the other Paper Trader Artist's, it's such a joy to see their creations!
If you have been following the Paper Trader's order you would have just come from Art and Soul.
I am Gigi, and I live in the"Valley of the Sun" in sunny Mesa, Arizona. I love arts and craft's. There is so much art here in the desert, it's a interesting place to be. I also love to trade and collaborate with art. I find that I cannot resist altered book round robins.
It's exciting when your book comes back to your home, you open your altered book and see the creativity and the joy that others put into your book and the many places the book has traveled. These books really make the best coffee table books! I believe art and art collaboration build friendships and deliver happiness and pleasure.
I am sharing a few spreads from an altered fashion book that traveled around the country.
I Love Paris
I hope this blog hop will be a way for you to get to know me and a few of our group members better, see our art, and get a chance to win some nice prizes that are being offered here and by the other members.
The Blog Hop will be open the entire weekend of April 19-21, 2013.
The gift I am giving away is a small collection of handmade journal books.
Just comment below and provide a way for me to contact you
and I will pick a randomly drawn name from those who leave a comment.
I will select the winner on Monday April 22.
Thank you for you visit today......have fun on your journey and come back to visit me soon!
Growing up in a big city every avenue of the arts was available to me. Most Saturdays were spent at the Art Institute in Chicago. My memories are full of coloring books and creating paper dolls to sewing clothes and softies for myself and all my friends. I have worked as a professional make up artist and currently work in the printing and publishing field. My daughter is my most impressive work of art!