Sunday, December 25, 2011
These are some pictures of the pages I made for our first two themes, "Music" and "Maps."
It's so much fun to receive your pages at the end of each round. Just see how quickly our chunky books have grown after just two rounds!
I decided to try my hand at making these delightful poetry spools inspired by Kelli Nina Perkins for a Christmas grab bag exchange. The tutorial can be found here: http://ephemeralalchemy.blogspot.com/2010/02/thread-spool-poetry.html
What a fabulous way to use up all of my scraps of ribbon and trim! Rather than creating random poetry however, I selected some favorite quotes for my thread spools. Here are some of the quotes I used:
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined~Henry David Thoreau
Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible~Unknown
Minds must soar before people do~Unknown
Inspiration: Revelation a divine influence arouses feelings awakening creative vision
Say what you want about aging, it's still the only way to have old friends~Robert Brault
It takes a long time to grow an old friend~John Leonard
Sweet friendship refreshes the soul
True strength is delicate~Louise Nevelson