Sooooo, after my arrival at the WordPress Head Office or WPHO, I was grilled for hours about where I’d been and why I was on the down-low since July. After meeting my
demands polite inquiries for a coffee and a pack of liquorice, it all went down like this:
WPHO: Sooooo, Agent Boodeeda is it?
Boomdee: Boomdee’s the name. Double o, double e 😀
Boomdee: “roll tape please”
WPHO: Catchy little tune Boomda, but where were you on July 14th?
Boomdee: “Now that was a special day. I met another
Agent Blogger. The lovely Creartful Dodger
from Vancouver Island”
I continued to tell WordPress Head Office how I’d been
following a fan of the Creartful Dodger for some time. It began when I admired her cool collage art. Wilma makes charming and whimsical mixed media art that tell imaginative stories with bits and pieces of found objects. She might include pieces of old french love letters, vintage game pieces, fun vintage photos or perhaps an old door knob covered in barnacles. So on Wilma’s recent trip to Edmonton, we met up for an afternoon of girl time.
Naturally I was thrilled when Wilma gifted me with my very own piece. Delicately wrapped in an vintage map, twine and sweet charms. Even the gift envelope charmingly sported a vintage stamp 😀 Thank you my dear Wilma for your thoughtfulness, I love it and will treasure it.
Inside, not only was I gifted this beautiful aqua mixed media piece, but also a number of vintage goodies from Wilma’s private stash so that I may attempt my own work of art. Wilma’s gift fits perfectly on the wall right next to my work table in the Boom Room. Where I can sneak peeks of it whenever I want.
After lunch, we drove on over to the Antique Mall. I’d had great luck there once before when I bought my heavenly vintage aqua Sunbeam mixer ! Naturally I’m still madly in love with it.
Then (gasp) Wilma spied this little dark aqua suitcase. True enough, they’re hard to resist.
I patiently waited to see if it was something she was keen on and when she set it down, Boomdee swooped in for the prize. This little gem is in such good shape. Leaving with it made me feel a little like Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music.
At present, I’m keeping material in it. Since I’ve completed a few suitcase re-do’s, it should be a breeze this time around. Having enjoyed our day, we quickly made plans to get together again. So on my recent trip to Victoria (even after I messed up our get together time) Wilma graciously toured us around several coastal look-out’s and Oak Bay.
We also stopped at the beach to look for treasure. We all picked up a few small things and snapped this photo. Too bad it’s so blown out. It was a cute set up so I thought I’d share it still.
Of course there was a yummy lunch along the way and I’m so happy Alys got to meet Wilma too. Both being avid gardeners. Merci Wilma, envoyant des salutations chaudes jusqu’à ce que nous nous réunissions de nouveau.
WPHO: Geez, the Creartful Dodger sounds really nice Moobadda.
Boomdee: True that, she’s adorable !
(based on a true story, catch the next exciting episode right here)
Hey? Do you ever have
trouble remembering names at meetings?