Friday, October 30, 2009

Thank you Aletha for the Beautiful Mandala.

I won this beautiful mandala in a giveaway hosted on our Etsy Greetings Team Blog.  The Etsy Greetings Team is a membership group I proudly belong to.  Our profile: We are a dynamic team of greeting card artists who collaborate to promote our artisan-ship through
Our goal is to become the number one resource for buyers seeking quality handmade cards.
About The Artist: Her name is Aletha and she lives in Tulsa, OK, better known as “tornado alley.” She is a self-taught artist and says she is still in the process of learning. She loves rubber stamps, mixed media, and collage.  She started with rubber stamp art around 10 years ago after working at Hobby Lobby as assistant manager. Rubber stamps, watercolors, paints, inks, paper, etc., are all a part of her. What comes out of that are collages, mini wall art, frameable art cards, greeting cards, note cards, handbound journals, bookmarks, mandalas, and seasonal items. If she can stamp it, paint it, cut it, tear it, glue it, varnish it, she will do it.  And the results are breathtaking.  Aletha's shops are  named AJ's Designs.  She has an Etsy shop along with an ArtFire and 1000 Markets locations.   Aletha also does spotlight interviews on her blog featuring fellow Etsy artists.  She is always thinking of others.  Her work is beautiful as you can see.  She not only sent me the lovely mandala of my choice (eggplant and teal) I also received one of her beautiful handmade cards and bookmarks, which are equally beautiful.   So what is a mandala? Mandala means "circle."  The design is concentric and based on circular composition.  The mandala can represent any stage of life, past, present and future.   I have decided to display my mandala in my craft room where it will bring harmony to my creativity and also remind me of my wonderful friend who gave it to me.  Thank you again Aletha, for all of your kindness.  ~Diane


  1. How fun! Thanks for sharing your story! :)

  2. What a great group, Diane. It sounds so organized and unique. I've been on Etsy and there are a lot of talented people. Aletha's crafts sure are beautiful. Great that she gave you the gift. Thanks for the wonderful story. Have a great weekend!

  3. What a great group.... What a wonderful win...I love your story and the tribute to Aletha.
    Happy day, girl.

  4. Hi Diane, its me again - I left something sweet for you on my blog. :)

  5. CONGRATS Diane, looks like you're still on your winning streak. It is beautiful Hugs

  6. Thanks so much, Diane! Your blog is wonderful, and you can truly write. Keep up the good work. You deserve all the kudos you get!


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