Monday, January 10, 2011


Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

-André Gide-
Thank you all for the kind and loving support you expressed over the Somerset article. You all are just the best! Your encouragement keeps my creativity going. As much I as I love to be in the studio making art I equally love collecting the art of other artists. Boy, talk about a collection enhancement, I received a wonderful surprise just in time for Christmas, the give away prize I won from KC Willis of Lipstick Ranch.

I spent a couple of weeks looking at art on her website trying to pick something and could not decide. She suggested I tell her the pieces I liked and she would create something from that. I fully expected a piece of art from her wonderful $200.00 shopping spree in her gallery. I was shocked and awed by her generosity of not one, not two, but three pieces of her art!

The wonderful part is that I made no suggestions of specific styles or colors, only pieces that I liked, and when they arrived it was if they were custom made for areas of my home. You can't really get the depth and gorgeousness of the pieces in a photo but I tried to show them off peppered throughout this post.

I used one piece, a beautiful angel, with my Christmas decor. How did KC know that I have a deep dark eggplant accent color in my living room?I have this beautiful floral design hanging in the studio so I can enjoy it for now but it will eventually move to my bedroom. The colors are perfect!The third piece I gave away as a gift to my best friend and she was beyond thrilled. It is perfect in her family room.KC, I can't thank you enough for your generosity! The beauty of your work enhances not only my home but nurtures and inspires my artistic spirit, that is Christmas KC style!

We are covered up in a blanket of new fallen snow this morning, a cozy kind of day to head to the studio to play. I hope your day is a cozy enjoyable one too!


Vee said...

Oh you did get blessed big time. What wonderful works... I keep looking at the details and will have to go back and look again! Enjoy your two lovelies and I know your friend will enjoy hers. Stay cozy today!

Terri Steffes said...

Vee expressed my feelings exactly! Those are quite lovely!

Riki Schumacher said...

Lucky dog, beautiful KC pieces. I love them. Thanks for sharing. Take care, Riki

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

OOOOH, those are all gorgeous! I can see why you are thrilled. Enjoy!

Flower said...

Sooooo beautiful to behold!! What a thrill to be published ....and in such a lovely magazine! Your talent is deserving of much!!

Anonymous said...

Sandy, these are beautiful! I can see why you are thrilled to receive them.
Hugs, Diane

Dorthe said...

Sandy, congratulations with those wonderfull KC art pieces, they are beautifull.
I love her work,too- and have one I bought, and another I recieved from this wonderfull woman, as a gift.
The angel one,of yours, is fabulous ,sandy.
Luckily we have had no snow, the last week :)
Wishing you lovely houers today.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh you lucky lucky girl! I love her work and have taken 2 of her on-line classes and LOVED them both :-)

The pieces are wonderful and I am sooo glad you won..I mean..if it couldn't be..ME!

Jean Tuthill said...

The pieces are truly fabulous! She is such a talented artist and I'm sure the photos don't do them justice!

Unknown said...

Amazing, Sandy!!! You are right, this is beyond generous. How fun to have such beautiful artwork fit right into your home.

I am so thrilled to be able to take one of her workshops in February.

Oxana said...

WOW!!!! So beautiful KC pieces!!!!

Decor To Adore said...

Miss Sandy I am absolutely thrilled to pieces for your magazine article. I too love Somerset Life best.

Your recent win is just beyond lovely.

Thank you so much for your much appreciated input on my office. I adore you!

LiLi M. said...

Ah you lucky girl! Sometimes life seem to smile at you the whole time! Getting published and winning such a beautiful prize! The best part is of course that you could and did share! Your friend is lucky too, I know I know, she already was before you gave her this. Friendship is beautiful.

My Somerset will be arriving today and I just cannot wait. Luckily there is enough to do (like ironing and so on) to get me distracted!!!

Gwendolyn said...

Loved the quote by Andre Gide! Thank you for the lovely pictures displaying your gifts! What an artist and what a lovely setting you have to enhance those wall hangings! You are blessed in so many ways!

Anonymous said...

Those are absolutely GORGEOUS! I took a 5-day class with KC Willis in Colorado and we made our own wall hangings. Her pieces are just too awesome. Congrats for being in the latest Stampington (Dawn told me).

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