|Gift exchange "gift" from Shabbychick|
Artist: Julia Tian Mann (juliatianmann.etsy.com)
Lovely cottage illustration of a cottage in Cambridge, UK
For years I have been a member of the Cottage & Bungalow chat board. This is a place where friends meet to "chat" about everything cottage, and a whole lot more!
At the beginning of the year member "Shabbychick" suggested we do a gift swap. Anyone could participate, a limit was set, and names to exchange were pulled out of a hat. There was also a suggestion to support small business, and perhaps order from one of the online shops....Nice.
|Lovely touch, the artist wrote along the side of the illustration|
what the "inspiration" was about the picture.
The gift I received was very thoughtful, and just about covers everything I LOVE i.e. cottage, flowers, beautiful colors, a "note" about the "why" about the illustration (clever, huh?).
I'm thinking even though it's a very "framable" piece" I may just display it on an easel. Lovely.
Thank you Shabbychick!