Sunday, February 13, 2011
If you are here visiting for the OWOH, please scroll down to the next post. I am so sorry, but I don't know how to keep the OWOH post at the top once I put on a new one. I am so glad you came to visit!
This is my first year to do the OWOH event and I am really enjoying it, although it is a bit time consuming. I promised to visit every blogger (at minimum) who visited my blog and I am working hard at keeping my promise. I have seen some amazing works of art, photos, stories, places; it is truly a wonderful adventure. Whether I win a door prize or not, I have truly already been blessed by all my visitors - I have learned something from each and every one of them/you and I thank you!
After catching up today with my list of visitors, I decided I needed to get busy on my altered fabric book. I am taking this workshop through Shabby Cottage Studio with Nellie Wortman. I have now watched the video lessons and techniques presented (sometimes two or more times) and am slowly getting started. I am defintiely not a fast artisan! It took me a while to decide what the title or subject of my book would be, but I have finally decided on "Echoes of The Spirit". I love old photographs and family photographs and do plan on doing a book on my family, especially my parents in the near future, but I was drawn to this venue and I know it will be a wonderful journey to create this book and delve into the echoes of The spirit within me. So here goes - the beginning...
|old book cover glued to spine fabric for front inside|
Here is how it will layer onto the cover of the book. I am certainly not finished yet - there will be some text or other 3-d embellishments added to the cover, but I put that aside to begin work on my signatures.
It would be great if those who are already taking Nelle's class or those who are interested in putting together an altered fabric book would join me - I would love to hear from you and we can compare and encourage each other, share techniques, and enjoy the journey together!
Now, here a few pictures for use in your creative projects. I found these in an old photo album I purchased at an antique shop.
|Margaret R. Ford, 3 yrs. Philadelphia|
|Elizabeth and Margaret Ford|
|Mary A. Weaver, Belt Studio, Coatesville, PA|
My Bible study this year is Isaiah and boy I have to tell you, I am glad I am past all the woes in Chapters 1-40. I know God must discipline His children for their own good and His purposes, but it sure stings a bit to know we are still a stubborn children. The really great part is that starting at Chapter 41 is God's encouragement and greatness and His assurance of His presence with us in every situation. He is with us! This is so comforting, but it also reminds us that we must watch our deeds and attitude since we are always in the presence of God....I know this is something that I need to remind myself as often as possible as I "twirl" through my busy days. Until next time, may God grant you His tender mercies...