Today is the first day of my New Year! Happy New Year! The opening of my show, Dead of Winter, was wonderful, and I am rested and ready to start preparing for the new things coming in this new year.(Mostly trying to keep papel SF afloat, hate to have to stop now!) I haven't been rested like this in about four or five months. I was in bed all weekend, except for packing Christmas away which felt really good.
I don't know that I have that many regular readers these days, as I am not a regular poster here lately (although I would like to be), so I am not sure how many people will see this, but I have a little fun news and a little fun giveaway for you. This past summer I was lucky enough to become acquainted with a group of Bay Area craftswomen, artisans and artists. They took me into their fold and I was able to learn a lot from them in the few times we lunched and hung out during 2014. Great people.
One of those great people was Katrina Rodabough. Katrina is an artist, writer and crafter who I admire for her pursuits involving slow fashion and her general aesthetic overall. Katrina has written a BEAUTIFUL book entitled "The Paper Playhouse; Awesome Art Projects for Kids Using Paper, Boxes, and Books", published through Quarry Books. The book has wonderful projects that I have never seen in other places, great original crafts to make from a great range of easy to find paper products. It is a sweet, sweet book. You can see some of the fun projects and beautiful photographs and read much more about the book HERE on Katrina's blog.
My favorite section of the book.
I should also mention that Katrina was sweet enough to include me in the artist gallery near the end of the book. I am so honored! What a thrill for me. So fun to see yourself in print, and wow, I'm in great company in the gallery.
Katrina has offered a giveaway for the book, and you can enter simply by leaving a comment below letting me know you're interested. I will close the contest at noon on Friday, January 23rd and announce the winner Monday morning, January 26th. So go ahead and leave a comment, so easy! Please note, for shipping purposes the winner must have a valid mailing address in the US, Canada, or the UK.
Have a great day, and hopefully I'll see you back here sooner rather than later. xoxo