My local altered art group did a Valentine's Day Swap, and I just recently received my goodies. Here's a sampling of some of my favorites. Aren't they cool? I love the chicken in the upper left hand corner - it's made of fabric and has great stitching on it and twigs for legs! Next to it is a "cootie catcher" that is stamped with all kinds of hearts. I loved this idea, and I had never seen it before. Continuing counter-clockwise, there's a cool altered valentine, a fantastic art doll and two lovely canvases. The final piece is another one of my favorites - an altered matchbox in beautiful , subtle colors. The quote inside says "only from the heart can you touch the sky." Really beautiful. Remember, you can click on the image to enlarge the image and see details.
What did I offer for trade? Well, I haven't handed mine off yet. And I'm not sure I should spoil the surprise, but if you check in this weekend, I'll spill the beans. I'll even post a mini-tutorial for my very simple project.
Happy (belated) Valentine's Day and a huge thanks to my Coastside Mixed Media Group.