May all your wishes come true.
I love these childhood photos of me and Mike with Santa.
I do not think I will have time to post again until after the holiday... so wanted to send wishes your way for a wonderful day.
Also - if you are local - Jenni Bowlin will be teaching at the Queen's Ink next week - I will be there for both classes along with some other local bloggers - so if you can come, I'd love to see you there! Click here for more info.
(photograph by KristinaVF)
Kari posted this Winter Solstice Haiku poem by Annabel Sheila on her blog today and I loved it so much that I wanted to pass it along:
Hearths and hearts aglow,
Winter wonderland is nigh,
Peace and love to all.
- Annabel Sheila
Read more about the Winter Solstice here.
Anyone who knows me knows I love a good reflection shot. Well, this past week I went to visit Andrea and her home was so beautifully decorated and so many opportunities to add to my reflection photo collection. So here is a brief tour of her home as seen through my reflections:
While I was there she surprised me with a Christmas present so wonderful wrapped I did not want to open it (well, at least not for a few moments!) Inside was a candle from my new favourite candle maker, Linnea's Lights, which I may add, she did not know was my fav, and just saw it and thought I would love it... and a beautiful scarf in my signature grey/brown color that I have worn everyday since I unwrapped it. She knows me well.
We also did a little trading of talents. I showed her some computer stuff (geek that I am) and she walked me through how to make a necklace. I used a mixture of my beads & bobs and some I rummaged from her stash... and we made this necklace that I love. I keep fearing that the half I worked on will break at any moment, but so far so good! Guess I had a good teacher :)
I love it - it looks great alone or layered with another vintage piece. I still cannot believe I created it.
As always, I left Andrea's company feeling grounded and happy - she has that effect! It was a great visit, and I also loved spending time with her sweet boys, who LOVE trains, so I was an instant hit this visit since they picked me up at the train station!
Thanks for the comments on my moleskine! I use it to practice lettering, but also to get thoughts out onto paper and it is great to sit and work in when on the couch or in the car on a long trip - I usually have it with me at all times. I only have 2 pages left to fill and then on to a new one, and I am thinking I may try something different... I will keep you posted!
It is always so exciting when one of my friends, clients or wholesalers is in print... so image my delight when I saw Perch home, owned by my friend, client and wholesaler Michele in this months Romantic Homes!
Also if you look close - you can see my fly me to the moon card in this photo on the page below...
Here is the larger version of the photo - taken by one of Michele's employees (I wish I had her name for proper credit, her photos of the shop are outstanding!)
If you get to New Jersey, Perch home is a must stop! Oh, and for those who cannot get their - stay tuned for an online shop coming in 2010!
It has been quite a while since I posted any journal spreads! And I am very excited to share this one with you.
First, on the left is a spread I made using a treat I received in the mail from my dear friend Connie Govea Stuart (if you click the link, scroll down on the page to read more about her) She really is the best - every now and then I just get a piece of mail from here saying she was thinking of me - and it is always something amazing and always makes me smile. This was a halloween girl with ghost.
On the right side is a new thing I tried...
I have been really into sub-pages lately as you know - and I decided to take it up a notch - I used Pam Garrison's idea of altering a catalog for journaling to make expanded pages off this page spread. Follow the instructions to OPEN -->
I used a panera bread take out menu since it was small and I liked how it would fold out from my journal. Here are some close ups:
It does make for a bulky page, so I am thinking I can only do one or two in a journal - but I had so much fun with it I will do it again for sure!
There is nothing better than helping people's visions come true. Working with a client is always fun for me - my goal is to try and infuse as much of their style and essence into a design.
I was thrilled to get an email over the holiday from a local client who just had the logo we developed made into a sign for their storefront. I love seeing my work in 'real life'. If you are in the area you really need to check this store out - these girls have quite the eye for their shop!
8086 Main Street
Historic Ellicott City, MD 21043
Stay tuned for a blog and website for them coming soon!
Hope Wallace is known for mixing old elements with modern principles to create unique and original designs. Her work has been featured in several national magazines, design blogs and print publications over the last 9 years.
Hope also has a love for art journaling and enjoys sharing her pages with others to inspire them to start
a journal of their own.
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