Last week I drove back to South Florida to attend the press run for the reprinting of my Kickstarter book, When You Lose Someone You Love. (In case you missed the last update, the first printing went well but the books were ruined in the bindery, so we had to reprint). I’m pleased to report that the press run went well the second time… and even happier to report that the printer has agreed to out-source the binding to the company which did an excellent job binding the prototypes. I’m hoping it will be smoother sailing from here. I know some of you are awaiting their arrival as eagerly as I am… and I will let you know when they arrive.
While I was on the road I had some internet challenges, and discovered (much to my dismay!) late Tuesday night that the pdf links for the pages I tried to post weren’t working. Since I wasn’t able to get that fixed until Wednesday, I posted an update saying that I was going to extend the contest deadline until Saturday, August 8th, to make sure that everyone had time to Create, Color, Pattern & Play with their designs. I know some of you didn’t see the update, and posted your designs already… no worries, they will be entered into the drawing. And, for those who either didn’t get to participate, or who did both pages and want more… keep reading– I’m sharing two more designs in tonight’s blog!
I also wanted to share the title page for the new Zenspirations Create, Color, Pattern & Play series. I had fun adding color into the counterspaces of the letters. Hope to see some of you try the technique.
As it turns out, I’m not sure that extending the deadline was necessary, because the new Zenspirations® Create, Color, Pattern, Play” Facebook Group has had a LOT of activity in the past week. In two short weeks we have grown to more than 400 members, representing at least 10 different countries! This is a dream-come-true for me, because I’ve been longing for a community of people who are drawn to incorporate inspiration into their creative endeavors. I feel blessed to be collaborating with so many talented artists… thank you to everyone who has been sharing designs! I’d love to see this group become a forum where people can share their work, their hearts, and where we can support and inspire each other.
While there are many people who shared work this week, there is one person who has totally blown me away both by the number, and by the beauty of the designs she shared. Terri Byrket Brown and I both gravitate towards a bright color palette, and I love her work (and all the sharing she’s done) so much that I made her a Dangle Thank You as a surprise: