In the summer of 2010, just before I started blogging, I took Kelly Rae Roberts "Flying Lessons" e-course. I wrote about it here and interestingly enough, the word "Believe" (my word of the year) worked itself into that post very prominently.
I still stay in touch with the creative folks I 'met' during that course through facebook. In December we had a holiday swap and my gift exchange partner was Kelly Warren from Happy Shack Designs.
Kelly and I sent many emails back and forth getting to know each other better - it was so much fun! The surprise I received from her was so kind and generous... A mounted gerber daisy print (which is now prominently displayed in my studio), and a lovely handcrafted pendant created from the same photo. Gerber daisies are my absolute favorite flowers, so this amazingly thoughtful present was perfect!
December was the final month of a very long, tough year for me, but Kelly's wonderful gift was a beautiful bright spot... Thank you Kelly!
You can find these fantastic gifts (and lots of other fun photo goodness) in Kelly's etsy shop.