Friday, April 10, 2015

The Generosity of Friends

There are many things I like about the internet and one of them is the many friends I've made in the on line art community. I have friend on 
several continents!  

Something I've found is that a lot of artists are introverts and some border on loners. Most artists I have met are also very generous. 

An example of that generosity is my friend, T, from T's Crafty Ways.   I commented on Facebook that I needed the stamp of this little boy fishing so I could make cards for my bother and dad.  The next day, the stamp was on my door step.  

Granted... T and I live in the same town but since we both tend to stay home and work on our art, that was a pretty fast turn around for a passing wish.  Thank you, T and Mike, the milkman and art supply courier.  

These little guys are stamped on samples of mixed media and watercolor paper.  I used Versa Mark ink and black ultrafine embossing power.  I rediscovered my Lyra Watercolor Crayons in a drawer recently and I've become addicted to them.  I use a fine tip water brush with them and it is a breeze to finish a card in just a few minutes.  I would like to hug who ever invented the water brush.  It makes watercoloring a small piece so easy.  I don't know who made the stamp. I'm hoping T will comment and let us know.


  1. THAT is the kindest thing I have heard of in a long time!

  2. What a great story. Its really nice that you could share the stamp, especially since you had your eyes on it for those pieces.

  3. What a sweet story. I bet your brother and father are going to love the cards. :) I agree with your theory about artists. I was an extrovert until I became a full-time artist. Now, I'm alone, working in my studio all the time, and all my friends are online.

  4. Wow what a wonderful friend!! That is so sweet and generous. Adorable character too!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. Very nice, Boo! Love the little guy fishing stamp.

  6. Good job T! And really sweet cards. I can see why you so wanted to use this one!

  7. Boo is an even better friend.

    The stamp is from Stampendous 'Fishing Friends Kiddo' Q189

    I love the watercolor Boo, perfect choice for this stamp :)

  8. How wonderful our on-line friends are whether irl, or simply on-line, they're always 'there' for us.
    Your cards are fabulous Boo and the colouring brings them to life ((hugs)) x