Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Faces from swap

It's been an exciting mail day around here today. Not only did I receive a RAK package from a great friend (more on that in a later post), I also received the much anticipated faces from Carol's annual beaded face swap and I could not be happier! The following are the faces I received as swaps for the four I submitted.

First up - this amazing face - "Mermaid" by Becka Rahn.

Next up - this beautiful face by Cyn Bicker

Third is this beauty by Monica Magness

Last, but certainly not least...

This gorgeous face is by Nancy Simel

Honestly... how lucky am I??? Every one - a work of art.

If you want to take a peek at all the faces swapped out this year (they are all gorgeous and diverse), please check out Carol's website for some great eye candy. It's so much fun and anyone can play! A really great way to acquire a wonderful little work of art by another artist.

If any of the artists that created/beaded the above faces happen to stop in here for a visit, let me just say...THANK YOU! I cherish each and every one of them.


KV said...

Wow -- what a load of beauties! And one from Monica, too!!!!

Kathy V in NM

Hélène H said...

Lucky you, all those beauties ! I enjoyed Carol's website too.

freebird said...

You got some variety in the pins you got back. That's neat. Maybe I'll try to do more for next year myself. It's rather fun. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Lynn said...

What a great swap! Was it planned that two were fabric and two beaded? Can you recommend good sources for face beads/cabocons? I keep poking around trying to find some I like, but can't seem to find any. Thanks!

Becka said...

Hi there! Glad you like my mermaid! I am delighted to see that she's gone to a good home. Enjoy!

-- Becka

abeadlady said...

You had a mail day like I did, Grace. Got a neat prize from Bobbi in drawing she had and then turned around to find I had received one of her Face pins and one from Timaree too. WhooHooo! Good day.


Pursuing Art... said...

Oh...s w e e t! The pins you received are just BEAUTIFUL Grace and a 'AWESOME' addition to your collection!!!

What a fun swap!!! I'm so sorry that I watched for the past two years (although I know this is the fourth year) and never jumped in until now! Believe me...marked on the calendar and wouldn't miss it next year for the world!

Hugs friend...~Lisa ;-)

P.S. I'll see you at Ms. M's PARTY tomorrow (I can hardly believe the DAY has arrived)!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed to see your name there Grace!!!

Katie B said...

They are all amazing -- I would not have thought to do the fabric faces that way. What a wonderful entrance into another thought pattern !
and I love both of the faces -- Nancy's and Cyn's !

Dot said...

Grace - they are all stunning! Thanks very much for sharing pics with us. I love all of them but adore the one Ms Monica made (she is so talented).

Mmmm....wonder if I could take part next year?

Much love to you and the kitties.

Dot xx

Henrysmomsmusings said...

Grace, The four faces you received are gorgeous (and so are the one you submitted). So much diversity!

GraceBeading said...

Too much fun, aren't they? KV, I'm thrilled to have another Monica work of art - it's amazing!

Lynn - I think it is completely random in the faces that are swapped out. I got lucky with the diverse group of faces that came back to me.

Becka - good to see you here, now I have another blog to visit!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

I'm so happeeeee you got one of mine!

My box showed (actually it was always on time, stoopid me looked at the PO BOX for it to arrive... hmpf)

Awesome selection Grace!

Wear with pride, meee

Leaves of Grass

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body - Walt Whitman