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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hello Again after a Long Time...

I've been gone for a while, haven't I? You wonder what I've been up to? Too many things to catch you up with everything but how about catching up with the last week or so?
I've been making things (of course!!) and I am just back from a very fast-very fun trip to to LA.

Little Pocket Folder Books
I've really been into making lots of little pocket folder books.They are just so charming I can't stop making them.
I have a big stack of them just sitting in my studio keeping me company.
The first ones I made were all from vintage postcards of Paris. Then I got the  bright idea to make a set from each of the places I have visited and tuck small souvenirs from my travels inside the pockets.
So, there's that.

Then I got the idea to use beautiful old rose postcards on a set so now I am hoarding these too.

Here is the question:
Would you be interested in buying these little books for Christmas presents? I was thinking of having a pop-up sale on my blog.
Let me know if the comments what you think, ok?

 These are the pockets inside......

Then, I had a trade with a wonderful Instagram artist and I made her a few things. Since she just received them I can show you....

French General in LA
So, this past weekend I went to a couple of things at French General in LA. If you don't know about French General, you should.
Check out the workshops on the website -- some wonderful ones and I sure wish I lived closer so I could take them....

Did I mention they have a SHOP????? I bought a present for myself.

I bought several...ahem....vintage French cahiers filled with beautiful cursive writing.....I will show you more if you ask nicely.

Ann Wood's Needle Book workshop
The reason I planned the trip in the first place was to take Ann Wood's workshop and make a needle book.
She is a wonderful instructor. I have ideas for these little fabric books. Little postal themed (fabric) books? Very likely.

Books from our workshop -- aren't you inspired?

French General

The Getty Museum
Made a stop at the Getty Museum and it was wonderful.If you're in LA, there is a lovely Manet Show there now and a show also of his MAIL ART! Did they know I was coming?

Nice spot at the Getty to sit outside and write postcards.

A Manet
That dog! Yes, I know it is sideways but actually it works this way too...

And, of course, I had to alter some postcards in my five minutes of down time at the hotel....I picked up a bunch of FREE cards at a restaurant supply shop but they were way too boring so I HAD to alter them....I like them now.
So, that's the last week from here. Hope you will all comment and let me know what you think about the the post and the books etc -- please do -- or I think I am just talking to myself here.

See you soon!



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