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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Blessings

"This Christmas, I renew my trust in
God's goodness, compassion, and providence."

Blessings to All my Dear Dear Family and Friends for
a New Year of Peace, Love, and Prosperity.

Monday, December 9, 2013

'PAGES' - My Red Page Spread

     Very lovely six page spread in "Pages" - a publication of Cloth Paper Scissors. When Catherine sent us the Email a few days ago (previous post, one back), I wondered which page they chose of my submissions to Catherine. It turns out that my "red page spread" was highlighted; however, the name under the photo is incorrect, though you are able to see my signature on the page (I hope) - haven't seen the hard copy yet.
     The red page was a fun one to do and one of my favorites; we had nine participants for that particular book. Thought you might like to see some of the prep work (since I have photos, of course - LOL). With 15 different squares and the mylar/transparency, there was a little more work; and, made use of my photography skills, too.
      Thanks to Catherine for all her hard work in hosting the collaborative over the five year process, submitting the books for publication; and to the other contributors and especially to my sister who also participated and invited me to the group. 

Friday, December 6, 2013

LB Pages for Sox

     Lacebook Pages done for Socrates (Sox) and on their way to Teri (NY) for the next additions. 
     Sox's theme for the Renaissance Italy LB is "Bronzino." There's a bit of info on the first photo. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Pages" Winter 2014 - CPS

     Catherine Anderson, Catherine Anderson Studios, North Carolina, just sent out a message via Facebook that some of her/our entries to the Color Journal Collaborative have been published in the Winter 2014 "Pages" edition from Cloth Paper Scissors. 
     I am excited and looking forward to seeing the pages the editors chose for publication.
     When my sister Nadine had an acute pancreas attack in late 2007, I accepted the invite to "play" with the group - doing eight books (creating original pages for each participant) from November 2007 through November 2011. I was unable to participate in the last three books of 2011-2012 (brown, cream, and grey). The group has since moved on to a new "same page" journal.
     Shown below is a photo of the eight books I participated in (all in the "green" bag from that color project) and the photo Catherine sent out today...
     Catherine would send the "invite," collect the original pages, construct the books, and return them back to us. We covered costs for some materials and shipping; truly, Catherine is such an inspiration and gracious hostess in giving her time to this and other collaboratives. 
     I never entertained the thought of having something I created in a publication, so this is totally unexpected and very fun.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Collaborative Updates

     Catherine Anderson's Photojournal Collaborative this time has 18+ participants for the "Food" topic. We photograph "favorite foods" and put a related/unrelated recipe on the back with a "bleed" for the spine on the left. We then double-side tape them back-to-back.
     Will post some pages of my Renaissance Italy Lacebook Collaborative (with Sox) after doing those pages tomorrow and Tuesday. 
     Then - on to my "Raven: Same Page" Collaborative (again, with Catherine) where I am making five books.

Here are the two photos for the 4x6 "Food" Collaborative.

Just a "taste" of the Raven: Same page Collaborative...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Project Updates

     Thought it about time I posted a few more photos to keep my journaling a little up-to-date; on the 13th I sent off Deb's "DaVinci" Lacebook Page to Teri in NY and have Sox's "Bronzino" LB Page to do this week - my choice - want a little breathing room for making five "Raven Same-Page" Mixed Media books in another collaborative before Christmas. Pics of the LB pages will be forthcoming. 
     Of course, there continues to be knitting when I can. The photos I am posting today are mostly completed projects over the month. Some are for Christmas or gift giving, so am not going to say too much. But I always enjoy the meditative process of this pasttime.

One of my next projects, below:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Weeks 5/6 - Picture Everyday

     I was behind, with my few days back in Kenai, working, and life! Tracey gave the registrants Week 7 to "catch up." Yeah, I certainly needed that! Have been taking pics with my iPhone, but had not been able to post them "there" and "here." Hugs!

Week 6: Monday - Color

Week 6: Tuesday - Create

Week 6: Wednesday - Wear

Week 6: Thursday - Snuggle

Week 6: Friday - Sip

Week 5: Monday - Connect

Week 5: Tuesday - Together

Week 5: Wednesday - Touch

Week 5: Thursday - Embrace

Week 5: Friday - Love (Signing)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wk 4 - Picture Everyday

     Appears the prompts this week led me to texture in textiles...


Unnoticed: I counted all the stitches in this lovely doily that I
picked up at a garage sale years ago, then duplicated the pattern.





Saturday at 8pm (Extra Prompt)
On My Needles - Colorway Cowl

Friday, October 4, 2013

Wk 3 - Picture Everyday

     Continuing Week Three of "Picture Everyday." 
(all iPhone5 images)




Wednesday at Noon - Extra