|I dance just like Little Lucy when I read the blogs listed below.|
There are more blogs I follow than magazines I read, which has been a reversal for me that happened in the Great Purge of 2014. When my husband and I married last year, I moved my things slowly, as I was moving into a 1700 square foot house which was going to now hold 2 kids, the hubs, 3 dogs and a cat (who finally had the good sense to bail on the situation last year). Therefore I don't buy stuff for our house anymore, and am still in the process of purging things as 2014 has not ended. These events led to all the magazine giveaways, non-renewals and lots of recycling. Good God, I had to have less paper in my life! Reading blogs was the perfect way to get the visuals I longed for, and to find something else I did not even know existed from reading magazines: connection.
Here I Give You the 2 Blogs I Have Followed the Longest:
|A Photo I took of Pam's Stitching at Silver Bella|
http://dispatchfromla.typepad.com/ - Mary Ann Moss. This is the longest blog I have continued to follow every single week. The first blog I started to leave comments on, and the first blogger who thanked me and replied. I have emails saved from this woman, you know for prosperity. Interesting, never standing still, the documentation of her trips, her breathtaking photography, the journals and books she makes - Ahhh! I adore her! I have taken almost all of her online art courses, and fell in love with her style from the first one I took. She describes herself as a guerrilla sewer in one e-course, code for 'I'm not a perfectionist, people!' Thus, I finally understood there were people in the world like myself, who don't want to measure and line things up. Enjoying the process is more fun to me, and I like getting better with repetition.
Before Mary Ann takes one of her glorious trips, she makes a book for the trip. When she went to Paris, I got so inspired by her posts, I made a book in advance for the day I get to go. One of the jewelry artists' I was representing at the time, Vandi Hodges, took a trip to Paris and supplied me with all the ephemera for this book. I even made a little book for Lucy. I sent Mary Ann pictures, and she generously, sent me a whole itinerary of things she did and places to check out when I go there. Don't you love that?
|I still don't have the patience to bind my books. I use rings and ribbons - works for me.|