Monday, May 14, 2007
Etsy Traveling Journal Redux
This previous post tells how I got involved in a collaborative project with other Etsians. From the etsyjournal blog:
"A handmade journal is passed from one Etsian to another, via the mail. Each participant gets a full spread in the journal to create, embellish, draw, paint, write, *whatever* they want. Then they pass it along to the next person until the entire book is filled."
So I have had the book for a week, I am hoping to mail it out today to the next in line. It came wrapped in red tissue, tied with a lacy cream satin ribbon. Origami cranes tumbled out of the envelope as I reached inside. When I opened the hand-bound journal, I saw the previous entries which were inspiring and helpful to cement the idea that had been floating in my head for my pages.
Lowell is gorgeous in the spring and since my shop name is all about being in Lowell, I thought it would be appropriate to paint a love letter to the bricks, the blue skies, and especially the blooming trees which are so glorious for a moment then gone. It's all about being in love with a moment, and in love with a city purely for its looks! I hope this doesn't make me shallow :)
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