For the love of books, I had a give-away on my blog the last week.
The drawing was yesterday... here are the names of the people
And here is the name of the winner who will receive a free copy
of my new book Song of the River! Colette is from Sydney,
Australia and has a beautiful blog called Tearose where she
shares her self portraits, her collages and wonderful photographs.
Colette, can you send me your address so I can mail your book to
My friend Fay is a bookmaker and artist as well as my editor.
Here are some hearts she made to decorate her house for Valentines day...
and some of her handmade books in a basket...
and on a shelf...
My daughter, Amanda, visited this weekend, always after
she visits, my heart feels
so full. She helped me critique my art for my upcoming show.
And made and ordered postcards for it's opening. She will
be my assistant in hanging my paintings.
The most wonderful gift she gave me was to tell me that I
was almost done, and everything looked beautiful. I am sighing
Here is a stack of some very small paintings and collages in
the sun on my desk.
And some decorated slides that I made for a project for the
students in my afterschool art club. They are having so much
fun with this and so am I! I got the idea from Lynne Perrella's book:
Artists' Journals and sketchbooks which is a great book.
Later we exchanged decorated slides... here they are in a metal tin.
Next is a photograph, much more striking when you see it in person,
from a little gallery in Portland, Oregon
by CarolMcCusker. Fay had heard that they had
and sure enough, in a little room in the back they
had cabinets full. We were in heaven.
I fell in love with "would be darkness" by Linda Welch and
bought for myself. There are three books inside of a little white box,
about 4'' by 3." Each has its own cover and every little bit is decorated with word
and color. After my show I want to learn more about bookmaking and making small treasures.
I had to show you all the different views.
and finally, flowers and opening buds from Fay's garden
get ready for spring.
Thank you dear people for your amazing and heart-warming response to my
little book, Song of the River.
Thank you for the links and the encouragement.
I am so happy to have found so many wonderful friends through blogging.
I am packing up several books
to mail out on Monday.
Since I work full time, the books that I receive checks for during
the week will be mailed out the following Monday or Tuesday of each
week. I hope that will work for everyone...
March is finally here!