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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Blog candy winners!

Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well so far :) Last week was my first company spotlight and I am so thankful to the Paper Crafter´s Library for featuring Designs by Ryn. I was admittedly a little shy at first to publish my story so openly but am very happy that I did! Your comments both on the Paper Crafter's Library and my blog touched me deeply. Thank you for taking the time to send such encouraging wishes my way. I was speechless!

Today I would like to announce the winners of last week's blog candy. On the Paper Crafter's Library the winner of Water Droplets, Circle Cluster Set and Celtic Star 2 is Pat Taylor! From my blog post I would like to congratulate Lucy on winning Ornament Faerie, Celtic Dove Set and Heart of Light! I hope you both enjoy creating with these stamps :)

Today I am headed to São Paulo by bus. 16 hours of travel time but that feels like nothing after the 72 hour bus trip that I took across Canada last month before leaving to Brazil. Last weekend I met some wonderful distant relatives from Brasilia and went to the family country house. It was like a jungle of tropical plants! I went walking through the garden with one of my family members and we both picked a plant to paint. I was fascinated by a leaf of bright greens and pinks. I'm not sure of the name... I'm very inspired by all the different leaves here. Thinking maybe new stamp designs? We'll have to see ;) For now, I have a watercolour painting to share with you. It was a first attempt as I haven't painted from life in years! Hope you enjoy it.


  1. Beautiful Ryn ! Congratulations to the winners of your beautiful designs and it's great to see what you are up to. Hope the bus trip goes well !

  2. Your plant may be a caladium. Check out this website: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/bulb/caladium/

    I'm so excited to be a winner! I'll send an e-mail with my mailing details. Sounds like you're having a great time. The watercolor is beautiful! I hope you get more opportunities to resurrect older talents.

  3. Congrats to o your winners. Your paining of that leaf is stunning!!!

  4. Hi Ryn,
    I believe that's a Caladium leaf. Wikipedia cites the common names as elephant ear, Heart of Jesus and Angel Wings. You've captured it beautifully in your painting! Congrats to the blog candy winners!

  5. WOOOOW dear Shirley this is really brilliant. What a great painting and such a beautiful colors like the picture.
    Lovely greet and hug

  6. Congrats to the winners! Ryn, Darling you truly create heARTistry with ease. Love how tit sharing inspiration along your journey.
    HUGS xx

  7. Wow how real does that look well done xxx

  8. Hi Ryn, first congrats to the winners of your beautiful stamps! And before I red your blog message I thought when seeing the photo of the large leaf....it would be a great stamp! Love your painting of it and can imagine doing that with a stamped image......hint hint
    hope you are having an interesting voyage and a safe one.
    ps. believe we have those plants here to put them in the living room.
    warm greet Miranda

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  10. Ryn, your drawing is amazing. I wish I could do something half as beautiful with my watercolour paints :)

  11. I had to take a look overhere....what a gorgeous painting Ryn...compliments

    greetings, Alie :-)

  12. What a beautiful painting Ryn, i wish i could paint like this ;-)

  13. Your designs are truly inspirational Ryn! I am experimenting with the Turtle stamp at the moment and hope to e-mail picture to you soon. Love leaves and all "nature" studies.Will this leaf be made into a stamp?

  14. gorgeous and so perfect hugs Karen

  15. Hi Ryn, Love the painting and would love to see it as a stamp in the future.....

  16. Ryn, My home is in Lake Placid, Florida...also known as the Caladium capital of the world. Here is a link you might enjoy http://tourlakeplacid.com/node/39

    Your painting is beautiful...if you ever decide to make a stamp, I would be REALLY interested in buying one. (there is only one Caladium stamp out there in cyberland, and it is not very good).
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