Sunday, April 8, 2012

A Surprise in the Mail...

To begin, I want to wish each of you a Happy Easter!  It looks like a beautiful day here in Idaho.  My plans are simple, to spend the day with my husband and sons. 

I received the most beautiful package in the mail last week!  I won the giveaway from Michelle Palmer, and here is what I saw when I opened the package...

 This is what was inside...

Michelle does such beautiful sketches and painting.  You can see more of her work in her Etsy Shop,
Michelle Palmer Art.  She drew the acorns, placing them randomly in the squares of this vintage piece of linen.  She left the buttons separate, so I can place them where I wish or leave them off altogether.  I love this!  The acorns take me back to my childhood, and the giant oak tree in our yard.  I spent hours in the shade of that oak, reading my Nancy Drew mysteries, looking for 4-leaf clovers, making dandelion chains, and collecting acorns.  Precious memories of simple times.  I will treasure this!

Today's Sunday Scribblings Prompt is Treat.  The word is implied, rather than being inserted in this post.  The treat was winning the Michelle Palmer piece!  Continuing with my April poetry theme, I wrote the following:

In the shade of ancient oak,
branches stretched upwards and out,
solitude is not lonely.

In the wonder of cool shelter,
a bumpy floor of grass
and acorns so abundant. 

I choose a spot and stretch out, 
favorite book in hand,
under comfort of green arms.

© 08APR2012 ajjahner

Those of you who are readers, will recognize the treat in this piece.  There's nothing quite like finding a place you love to enjoy a great book.


jaerose said...

When solitude is not lonely it is indeed a treat..and that prize was also is good sometimes to avoid using the prompt in an obvious worked like a treat in this post! Jae

Donna said...

Reading under a big oak tree would be a treat, indeed! And congratulations on your win! She does beautiful work and I've bought several of her pieces. How can one resist, LOL?

Josie Two Shoes said...

Such a lovely treat to receive! Something handmade, and done so well is always a treasure!

Donna said...

Happy Easter Nita Jo!!
What a beautiful piece!! Congratulations!!!

Andrea said...

Your talent seems endless. Your poetry and the description of the beautiful gift you received from Michelle are treats that you have passed on to us. Thank you ...

Andrea @ From The Sol