Tuesday, May 16, 2023

WOYWW-728-Happy 14th Anniversary-Connections!

Happy Anniversary one and all!
I'm excited to swap with my person forward, 
They can pick the card of their choice, except the crowned one for Julia!

Our hard working postal workers no longer welcome "mail art" so I had some fun making inner envies.

Stamps- now vintage  by Suzanne Cannon, Quietfire design.

There is a card with LL Jan, Annie and Twiglets name on them, so I have 3 more to trade- so leave a comment with your email or email me if you want to trade.
Deep heart felt thanks to all for 14 years of blogging, sharing, digital hand holding, swapping and 
Peacemaking through art and heart!

Comments and questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

WOYWW 725-It's happening

It's still Wednesday here!
I have 8 ATC's to trade- on to MPF, on to our fearless leader, three to folks I always trade with and hope to continue, so that leaves 3 up for trade, so message me if you would like to, when the day arrives!
thanks for visiting! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

WOYWW-713-Community Art with Heart!

This is what my desk looked like while I was creating the journal for our 
Community Art Show and Fundraiser.
Please read about that
We were given a discarded book to create anything! to raise money in auction for our local library and art center.
You often hear me say it, and worth repeating.
Art Saves Lives
This is what peace looks like.
If you are in or visiting Western NC, USA, do come by and enjoy the art, and give generously.
And if you are elsewhere, please share this concept with your locals.

Last week I had the time to visit every desker!
There were some blogs I was unable to comment on, tho please know I enjoyed visiting and grateful for each one of your visits!
A couple of deskers asked about the vase last week- I honestly don't know where it came from! I find having flowers or a plant on the desk inspires me, and often gives me color combinations I didn't know I was looking for.
Comments and questions warmly welcomed.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Beyond the Binding - Community Art show and Fundraiser- Open Heart Journal

Beyond the Binding
Community Show and Fundraising Auction
Benefit for Black Mountain Library and BMCA.

Reception Friday February 3 at BMCA 5:00-6:30pm
Show and Auction continues February 3- 24.
Please give generously!

I was going to pass on this 2nd in a becoming annual community art show and fundraiser, for lots of reasons.
You can see last years,"Check this Out!
Then I was in the library, and our wonderful head Librarian and I had a mutual admiration session, and I left with a book to participate.
Even before I got home I was filled with ideas.
Deconstructing involves, heat, moisture and patience.
This is what my work desk looked like!
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I wanted the journal to be used, and realized the books pages were too crumbly to be up cycled.
Four individual signatures were bound with a 3 hole stitched binding, incorporating 
watercolor paper, 
fine writing paper
110 lb card stock 
heavy weigh decorative paper
for multiple uses and media.

The signatures are bound into the cover with satin ribbons, so all are removable, and more could be added to replace them.

There are 2 ribbon bound interior pockets for whatever, and a pocket on the front and back cover 
with a tag added, just for fun.

and of course a book mark of hand dyed silk ribbon with glass leaf charm!
The front cover has embossed Hearts and hand lettered embossed title.
The elastic band keeps it closed as you stuff it to your hearts content!
Wrap the band on the back cover when not in use.
I'm including and envelope full of all the cut offs and bits and bobs I didn't use, for your enjoyment.

Please give generously!

If you are not the new owner of this journal, be sure to check out the 
Free Little Art Gallery
by the Community room at the Library.
I frequently leave small journals and ATC's for to you take, and be inspired to bring art to share of your own!
Comment and questions warmly welcomed.


Wednesday, January 25, 2023

WOYWW-712-Have a Heart

Are words necessary?
Deskers all, know that the simple act of creating and sharing the creation is enough to contribute to the end of suffering for all beings.
This is what peace looks like!
I'm using up lots of bits and bobs  from my valentine drawers and splurged and bought that conversation heart stamp set (mid left) at the Thrift shop last week for fifty cents!
Hugs all around!
Comments and questions welcomed.


Wednesday, December 7, 2022

WOYWW 705- Making Multiples

Clearly Christmas is here and ready to mail!
Love making, sending, and seeing them in folks homes!
The multiple issue- its not so much that its boring or time consuming, its that
the last one looks so much better than the first, I want to toss that one!
Posting individual shots for my own amusement!
Message me if you want details. 
I'm impressed i'm getting this posted!
Ho Ho Ho one and all.
I'll be traveling this year to visit the grands, so might not be digitally loyal!

The multiple!

Birthday card for SIL Tracy- born on Dec 26! a gift to us all!

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

WOYWW 702- How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

It's beginning to look a lot like....
My baby was 35 yesterday, and I get to care for her baby!(and how old does that make me feel) and it can be easy to start and not so much to finish.
Free Advice!
To blend red and green, add gold!
and if you still dont like it , cover the whole thing with perfect pearls/pearlex!
The peace thingy was going to be a card, now an ornament.
In a thanksgiving mood, my side of the pond, I'm eternally grateful for my collection of hand lettered calligraphy stamps by Suzanne Cannon.
You can sometimes find them on the web, and now in digital format.
It's still Wednesday here, and I hope to get around and visit some, even if mysteries of digital life don't let me leave a comment (or someone is crying !)

Comment and Questions always welcomed.