Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tracy Files - Artist, Philanthropist and Great Friend

Tracy and I met at an art course taught by Alisa Burke. Tracy is a philanthropist and artist. She helps by providing art to young students who otherwise might not get the opportunity. She delivers her supplies and teaching through an art van. We have collaborated by sharing charities in need. She sent me this wonderful gift. I received after a particularly challenging few weeks and it was such a great surprise. She sent sachet's, a handmade card, a mermaid, sunshine, and Christmas ornament. You can visit Tracy and her adventures at


If you have art supplies to donate to Tracy you may contact me or Tracy via her blog. Thanks Tracy for turning my 2014 around in the right direction-full of happiness, whimsy, and art!

1 comment:

  1. Wow - this was so cool to read! So glad you guys have kept in touch and I will keep that in mind if there is stuff left over after my next class!