Thursday, April 21, 2011

Crafty Explosion, Organization and a Happy Exchange.

I am one of those people who works in organized chaos. Especially with my crafting and art. I know where everything is when I am working on it... but to everyone else, I am sitting in complete chaos. But I have my limits, and while cleaning up my work area I came across an envelope that I almost forgot about.

About a month ago- I was wandering around Etsy and came across this cute little shop. It made me smile. So after visiting it a few days in a row, I decided to "purchase" a few of her prints. I use quotes because the Happy Exchange prints are not technically for sale.

A Happy Exchange was born out of a desire to share my art with whoever may connect with it. The joy I feel when doing so is payment enough for me.

When they came in the mail, with a hand written note from Jillian, I was truly happy. I thought to myself "these will be the first thing I hang in my new house." The house of course I am in no position to buy, but am working my darnedest to achieve in the near future. As I continue to save money this year I will remember these prints and think about them hanging :) For now, I will keep them at my work area so they make me smile as I am crafting.

As for you all. I strongly urge you to check out A Happy Exchange on Etsy. If you would like to know more about Jillian and her art, you can check out her blog Happily Simple.