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    A copy of that is going up on my art room wall, for sure! Thank you for posting

    Someone on AFA has a signature line that says "I don't do art like you I do it like me." and I love that, too.
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    Thanks for this!! It needs to be printed out, framed, and hung in my craft room!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwailin777 View Post
    Oh dang! I just saw what Megan sent...so beautiful!!

    Yes I'm still giddy with excitement over receiving it

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    Thank you Miss M
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    Thank you so much for all the compliments everyone-I'm blushing!! It was a lot of fun to put everything together, I always enjoy this swap so much! Here is what Vikinglady sent me....a drop dead gorgeous art doll with blue lace agate and amethyst crystals embedded in the shoulder, a blank metal ring journal, a hand designed card, some charms and ribbon to make jewelry, blank mini canvasses awaiting future projects, and not pictured a sweet wooden fox bookmark from Sweden!
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    And to explain a little more about the adventure I am pursuing-I have always been one that has a hard time sticking to one job for a long time because I get antsy. I was teaching at an outdoor preschool but had the opportunity to work in the backwoods of Western Maine at a hut doing all the hosting, cooking, cleaning and running educational programs. I have always wanted to work in a backcountry setting and wasn't able to get outside as much as I had wanted when I was teaching (plus-dressing 14 three year olds in outdoor gear was a lot like herding cats hahah ) Though, I think "hut" is not the word to describe it...more like an eco-lodge. People cross country ski, snowshoe, or fat bike to it and then stay the night and continue on the trail the next day. It's totally off grid with solar panels, wood boiler, and composting toilets, but that means there is hot water for showers (!!!) and electricity, and very limited wifi. The hut sleeps 48 people so I have been cooking and baking up a storm but have had such a nice escape from the rest of society, I had forgotten how much you can accomplish without the distractions of Netfilix, Facebook, and Instagram! I am working on knitting a shawl, reading a lot of books that I have been putting off and xcountry skiing everyday, its awesome. The only downside is that it only lasts until the end of March and then I have to figure out what to do next...hmmmmmmm Here are some pictures from the last month:Vnqn54HnRsqrADYfjjVf8Q copy.jpg apa4Kv7uQZe4s+%KRoteug copy.jpg RNxEAuJGRVCOiE7QujNg3g copy.jpg 0bNzVEK7Q3aWyTdXewTemQ copy.jpg WFX+O7qBTW6wgmrOIkYlCw copy.jpg

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    How fascinating and impressive! You are so adventurous!
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    Oh my word! You really know how to get away from it all. Good for you for being brave & adventuresome! I do all my adventures through Nat Geo & the travel channels.



    Your Holidaze gifts from VLady are gorgeous. I am a total fool for art dolls made from anything & in any style & this one has me drooling all over!
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    megan, that wide open snowy expanse in your photos....is that a frozen lake?

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    Megan you are so lucky with your location and your goodies from Vikinglady! Me is so jellie on so many levels
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    Vikinglady, I'm SO digg'in the loot you sent Megan!

    Megan, such gorgeous pics! I think everyone should unplug, so to speak, from time to time. I wonder how much our stress levels would come down?

    I'll get Vikinglady's gift pinned up
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    Thank you Megan, for posting pics of the gifts I sent you and thanks to all the peeps for your kind comments especially on my sculpture. It's been awhile since I played with paper clay so I am a little rusty.

    I have also really enjoyed your pics and explanation of your current gig Megan! As some of you know I live in northern BC in an off the grid cabin for at least three months out of the year. Yes, you are so right too in that one can get much accomplished without the constant distraction of the world and especially with social media. I wish everyone could enjoy a retreat like this at least once in their lifetime. Enjoy your wilderness dwellings and I'm sure a clever woman like you will find something else when you return to civilization.
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    I just submitted the Amulet Bag swap for approval. Should be up in the mail art swap forum soon!

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    Oooh, exciting!
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    Okay my 'Lil dahlings...I think this wraps up this years gift swap! See you again next year
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    Thanks for hosting this amazing swap! I look forward to the next one

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