Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Pen Pals

Mixed Media Painting By Susan Roden
In 2009, when I first began blogging, a whole new world opened up for me which consisted of making virtual friends of many talented female artists from all over the world. It was so exciting to meet all these positive upbeat women who were so encouraging of one another and of me.

Once I became semi-comfortable with blogging, I joined the world of Facebook and found these same women there as well! Oh, happy day! And the friendships grew stronger and continued.

And out of the blue, just a couple of days ago, one of these virtual friends, whom I've never met in person, asked me for my mailing address so she could send me one of her creations which I had admired. I was tickled but couldn't imagine which painting because I pretty much admire everything she creates.

Today I received a package wrapped in plain brown paper which pleased me to no end. And indeed I remembered the piece which Susan had created some time ago. I just love it! I wonder what the shy, quiet and mysterious woman, trying to hide behind the shininess of gold leaf, is thinking and what secrets she's trying to keep from the rest of the world.

Susan Roden, thank you so much for your gift! And the rest of you should check out her artwork, too, which you can do by going to this link:  Susan Roden

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