Monday, February 21, 2011

More wonderful acts of kindness....

Oh my goodness - have I ever had an amazing couple of days!

Allow me to give you some back story here - a couple of months ago I was commissioned by Pam Kueber of Retro Renovation  to do a collage for her friend Margaret Roach, an author and former columnist for The New York Times and editor of Martha Stewart Omnimedia.  Her new book, "And I Shall Have some Peace There", hits stores this week and Pam wanted me to create a collage to commemorate the occasion.

I finished the collage two days before Christmas and sent it out on the 27th.  I don't know what happened but it didn't reach Pam for NINE days.  I was absolutely frantic for about the last three - I was convinced that it had gotten lost in the mail.  Wouldn't you know it, the day that I let go of the fear was the day Pam got it in the mail.  I also learned a valuable lesson from the experience - if it's really important, ALWAYS get delivery confirmation!!

All's well that ends well, however - the collage reached Margaret safe and sound and both she and Pam were very happy with the results.  WHEW!  :D

Fast forward to yesterday - I saw Pam's blog post on Facebook and SHAZAM!  All of a sudden I see my collage up on the site.  It was quite jarring!  And then today, Margaret posted the collage on HER site!  I was caught by surprise AGAIN, in the most lovely way.

If you're wondering what this has to do with ephemera, well - not much.  :D  I DID use my vintage Golden Guides (more on those beauts in a later post!) to create some of the foliage in the collage, and if you look very closely there is a teeny, tiny frog near the pond that was also from the guide.  But I mainly wanted to thank Pam and Margaret for being such wonderful, supportive people in a forum where many of their readers would see it (even though their readers already know how wonderful they are!).

It has been an amazing experience to get to know these fabulous ladies, and even though we've never met I count them as friends.  Here's to using the power of the Internet for good!!

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