I walked into the house with the usual "I'm home!" -for anyone that may have been in earshot. Delighted further that my son was home from school/work (and in a good mood- teenagers! lol) He yells from the top floor " Hey mom! You have a package!" A package? I don't remember ordering anything... I wonder what it is. Dropping my parcels on the table, I began my search. You see- my son thinks it is hysterical to hide my packages. He relates it back to my hiding his presents on various holidays, and finds it perfectly acceptable for him to hide anything that comes in the post for me. A treasure hunt, and who can get angry over a treasure hunt? I found the box, acrossed the room, behind the couch, under a pile of art mags. Not so tough. YEAH! It was from Sonia! Dear, crazy, super-friend Sonia! But it was such a big box! what on earth?
I couldn't believe my eyes!! are you ready? wanna see? Look! Look what that amazing woman sent me!
OMG! She is sooooo! cute! Look at that face! And those toes! With nail polish! I can't believe it!
And she is wearing .....
And vintage jewels!
Isn't she just AWESOME!
Check out those tailfeathers! This little girl has some serious attitude!
Oh- but that is not all!!
One of the things that Sonia and I share- is our demented love for..... rocks. yup. rocks. pick 'em up, put em in your pocket and carry them from state to state to state. The best of the best... heart rocks! They are everywhere, if you just look for them. Little reminders that love is everywhere, in all shapes and forms...Well. I don't have to look very much further! With that sweet crazy bird lady- came an altered box. Another one of my loves. Boxes. They always seem to hold something mysterious, something historical, or just something loved. WELL. Not only is this a very special wooden box, altered with delightful penny knobs and a heart rock (including lock and key)- on no. This is SONIA we are talking about.... it has to have that special touch, that extra, that little thing that makes it ones own.... ready> I'm gonna open the box now....
DUDE! It's PINK with Polka dots and Skulls!!!!
Filled with rose petals no less!My three favorite things! All in one box!
WOW. Leaping lizards! I am one lucky girl! And I just thought that today was going to be just another Friday. A Friday that was a blessing just because it was that day.
And off I go in a tangent of what special treasures I will put in my heart rock box... maybe my collection of small heart rocks... who knows.. think think think... (what is that noise?)
It seems that in my excitement of my new gifts, I turned my back on the little girl- which - by the way- when she got out of the box, and fluffed her feathers- she announced in a rather loud voice that her name was Lulu Loli- "NOT as in Lolita but as in Lollipop!" can you imagine! Lulu Loli. - alrighty then! Lulu it shall be! but I digress.....
I turned my head, to see a blurrrrr flitting down the stairs.. It seems that I was not the only one to be excited about our new arrivals....
Peckerhead (as the gals at MMMM lovingly refer to him) heard the commotion and flew out of his room- He looks as though he has a crush! Though Lulu was not at all receptive of this new found attention at first.... A little put off as it were- I told Peckerhead to give her some room- to adjust to her new home - but he wouldn't have it!
It took her a while, but she eventually warmed up to him, (not that she had much of a choice- Peckerhead is seriously smitten!)
So I went on about my business of the night: dinner and some light house cleaning - preparing for the evening thunderstorms....
I went back to check on them several hours later...........I think there may be some nesting going on....
Hmmmm. a budding new romance at the Noll! Well - it's about time! HAHAHA!
Sonia- THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have once again added smiles, blessings and inspiration to my world!
For those of you that have not yet become acquainted with the wonder that is Sonia- please visit the Dark Ravens Nest- and get to know this wonderful human being and fabulous artist! And make sure you stop by and visit her new Etsy Shop! You too can have one of her wonderful creations.... just not these... these are mine. mine - ALLL mine!!!!
Muuuuuwaaaaahaaa ahaaaaa haaaaaa!
I'll be back soon with more news and new creations and thanks for all of the amazing blogger awards I have received these past weeks....