Where did November go? The time is flying by so fast, and I have so much to share. I wanted to begin with this spectacular gift that I received from Meri of ImagiMeri's Studio. (Click on her site name to visit her blog!) She is a wonderful contributing artist of the Creative Paperclay site. (You can enjoy one of her tutorials on their site by clicking here.) Meri took part in a blog hop promoting Gina Designs laser cut outs. She made three enchanting Halloween scenes and gave them away to three lucky Creative Paperclay followers!
As if I wasn't excited enough to be gifted one of her detailed creations, Meri also surprised me with a goodie bag!
Meri generously gave me enough supplies to inspire a Halloween creation of my own. I cannot express to her enough how happy I was to receive both gifts. She is such a generous artist, not only with her giveaways but with the immense amount of time she spends making tutorials. As a fellow blogger, I know how long it can take to create a regular post. I cannot imagine how long she must spend in preparation to share her knowledge on the use of paper clay creations in step by step fashion.
Meri's gift has given me the push to get me off the couch and back to rummaging through my potential Paperclay projects. Following the arrival of my Spooky Graveyard with that darling little bat bouncing around, I spent a glorious day organizing gourds and accessories in my storage room. All of them have been waiting patiently for me to get by rear end in gear and get them turned into the little characters they were destined to be. I am thinking with all of these spooky doo dads, a Halloween creation is in my future! :)
I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason. I was so blessed to receive one of Meri's creations. It will be displayed proudly in my curio cabinet, and I will think of her as I begin shaping a few new creations out of gourds and paper clay. Please check out the Paperclay website above. These artists have a wealth of info on the subject that they generously share. Also, check out ImagiMeri's website and take a trip over to her Etsy store here. Meri's creations capture the holidays in such a nostalgic fashion. They are absolutely delightful.
Thanks again Meri! :)