RAAK = Random Act of Art Kindness...
I know this, only because of the fantastic Milliande Art Community for women
On Thursday morning last week (11 Aug 11) I was on my way to the beach for a morning walk, (which is my favourite and best way of starting the day) and thought I might just check the new PO Box.
I was surprised and delighted to find two envelopes addressed to me!!!
I placed them lovingly on the passenger seat next to me... and proceeded to the beach with a feeling of such glee I felt like a little kid at Christmas time, they were like unwrapped presents with a secret waiting for me inside.
Even the beach was picture perfect
I left them til Sunday afternoon to open!!! I was busy on Friday and Saturday and simply did not want to squeeze them into a 5 minute window.
Inside I was delighted to find
from Ruth ... www.etsy.com/shop/InspireDailey a gorgeous zen-gami crane and an explanation of the 'Thousand Crane Legend' to go with it, and a delighful delicately decorated design on Ruth's note card.
and from Emily a gorgeous hand made card with magical words in it and wishing me a Happy Birthday for later this month!!! how special... and my very first received and seen Artist Trading Cards, Em said to 'celebrate YOU!' How extraordinary!!!!
you can find Emily's work at www.etstudio.net and also via her blog http://creativeartjournal.blogspot.com/2011/08/why-do-we-journal.html
and LOOK AT that poem by Mary Oliver so lovingly and perfectly placed on the outside of this beautiful envelope, I wonder how many people in the postal service were blessed with the carriage of this letter, if they had a quick moment to read this verse.
p.s. I got so much joy from this... I even went so far as to create my very first 'vlog' and raved on in front of my web cam as I opened the envelopes... haha