Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Friday, November 4, 2011


I find inspiration all over the Internet through blogs, classes, workshops and all the wonderful people who share their own inspiration and warm hearts.

One of the blogs I look forward to reading is by Carmen at A Playground of Imagination, Beauty and Love. Carmen has a way with words and images and a truly wonderful view of the world.

A few weeks ago she shared a video of a vintage postcard book she made. You can see it here. I love it and commented that I would have to look for some postcards to make one of my own. Carmen answered and offered to send me a few to get started. As somebody who loves "stuff" I gladly accepted and pledged to send a package in return.

Well, Carmen's package arrived today and I was stunned, speechless and ecstatic.

See why?
This was the first layer, so to speak. As I opened all those little packages I kept finding more and more treasures. Including an old key. Something I had mentioned that I have been looking for.

Lots of amazing postcards for my own book.

Some amazing photos. Isn't that baby in the bowl wonderful?

I'm having trouble putting in words what I want to say. I'm touched that somebody I have only met on the Internet could be so generous. (She even sent a birthday card making it all a birthday present.)
I've been touched by many of her posts and look forward to her posts and now I can see how she really does make a difference by being her.
I hope one day we can share a hug but for now I just want to say

Thank you, Carmen.