Friday, June 4, 2010

Delayed gratitude

This post is a long time coming. About a month overdue that's for sure. As some of you know I turned 40 this past April and my dear friend and fellow artist, Kathy Sands of Art Journal - A Creative Journey, graciously and unselfishly gave me this most beautiful scarf that she hand dyed herself. Kathy is one of the most creative people I know. She is trying new things all the time and comes up with fabulous work without even an effort. Truly a natural and creative soul. 

I love this scarf and was immediately drawn to it when she told me to take my pick. I felt bad about taking it, but only for about 2 seconds! haha I proudly wore it through out the show Arts in Harmony where she was displaying her art that weekend and got many envious looks.

Kathy creates unique hand dyed and painted silk scarfs and cloth. She makes her fabric by dyeing, painting, bleaching, printing, silk screening and just about anything she can think of. She has branched out and now also makes felt bead earrings, digital collages, fat quarters, artful cloth bags, children's wear and even doggie clothes. There's just no telling what Kathy will come up with next. She really has been an inspiration to me and has given me uplifting words and kindness when I have been down, a helping hand when needed, and a shoulder to cry on. I am proud to call her my friend.

Kathy and I met at New Harmony's Farmer's Market last summer and became fast friends. I am truly blessed to have met her and I hope you take the time to read her blog and visit her etsy shop, MyWildflowerDesigns, I'm sure you'll find something you can't live without. 

Thank you, Kathy. You have made a lasting impression on me more than you may even know.


  1. Jaime, thank YOU so much for this wonderful tribute. I appreciate it very much and I am so glad you are having fun wearing some of my "art"! It really looks good on you. You're a gem!

  2. Jaime, the scarf is really lovely on you! What a beautiful gift!!! :) Theresa

  3. If I didn't say it before Happy Birthday. You scored yourself a beautiful scarf to go with that beautiful smile!

  4. A beautiful scarf on a beautiful lady! You made a great choice, it goes so nicely with your coloring AND matches your lipstick too! =)

  5. Hi Jaime! Wow- the big 4-0, hahaha! I'm turning 40 this year too and honestly, I'm not really afraid. Happy Birthday to you! :)

    That scarf looks fab on you! I'm gonna check out Kathy's store. You enjoy your weekend and thanks for the wedding well-wishes and fitness advice, lol! :)

  6. Wow... lucky girl! That scarf looks gorgeous on you! Here's to wonderful friends and artists!

  7. Hey Jaime, looking good. A beautiful colour on you :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, T. :)

  8. thank you all for such nice comments... you make me feel happy!

  9. Hi Jaime!
    What a beautiful scarf, and you look just lovely wearing it!
    Happy Belated Birthday!


  10. I love these scarves! Very sharp! Jennifer jennsthreegraces pop in!


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