Sunday, June 14, 2009

luck of the draw

I was blessed with good fortune on many levels at SAW/Squam. One very exciting way arrived in the mail via a UPS truck last week. Each evening of the retreat had a special event. On Friday night an amazing panel shared their experiences about writing a craft book. Sparkling Christine Miller led a thought provoking discussion with Amanda Soule, Betz White, Derek &Lauren, and Sally Melville. I couldn't have asked for more, but in typical Squam fashion there was more... cupcakes and book signing followed. So fun! Mary Aarons , who had already had a wonderful impact on SAW by helping to get a donation of Singer sewing machines, made Friday night stellar. Because of Mary, there were those delicious cupcakes, MakerReady Journals as gifts for EVERYONE, and a stack of craft books via Craftside
and Quayside Publishers Group to be raffled off the next day. I'm a bit of a craft/art book junkie. Of course, I entered. I'm sure you see where this is going... yup, I won the raffle and all of these books. Isn't that crazy? Feeling really lucky!

Those flowers? The barn meadow is stopping traffic again. Just like last summer, cars are slowing... and even a handful of cameras and their owners have stopped to capture it on film. Magic really does exist... and my mother's barn seems to be a gentle reminder of this for so many of us!
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17 comments:

  1. Saw you in artful blogging and loved it :) I did a similar post this week with a stack of books, so I had to add you to my google reader :)

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  2. I would sure stop the car if I could drive by..or even drive just to see it once in a while....It's one of those places on earth where you just feel that there's more....

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  3. I'd stop my car, too...beautiful! All my favorite things in this post: books, flowers, creativity, and that fabulous red chair/stool.

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  4. I have Paper Transformed and Creative Entrepeneur-great books! At least 2 artists from SAW are in CE: look for work by Andrew and Tracie Lyn! Be sure to share some of the vegan yummies on your blog! Peg from Squam

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  5. That is simply amazing!!! Wow... I imagine you happily browsing for hours and hours. Talk about a total inspiration package!!! Love it!

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  6. Maya...Congrats on your win! So glad that you love the books! Lots of creative inspiration lies within those bookcovers! Enjoy!

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  7. The barn meadow is truly lovely. I'd stop as well and take a few dozen photos. Thanks for putting that out into the world for others to see.

    The books! Looks like you will be enjoying a lot of fun and inspiration for a long time. I looked at a few of those books last weekend when I plopped myself down in front of the craft section at the book store.

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  8. I could happily spend hours just sitting in your meadow. Utterly beautiful..

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  9. Holy moly! What a great win! Jealous, jealous, jealous. Congratulations, though, really. Enjoy them all!

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  10. Yaaa Maya! I am so glad you won the raffle.......what a treat.....
    I want to run across that field of wild flowers :)
    I hope you are well and happy,
    ~Andrea

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  11. just gorgeous! happy to hear of your win!

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  12. What luck! I wuld love to dig in those books and have some browsing and reading. yay! and the meadow is just magical, indeed.

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  13. I painted your barn. Thought you might want to see it.

    http://blog.creativekismet.com/2009/06/18/paint-date/

    Thanks for the inspiration!!
    R.

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  14. You are so blessed to live in such a beautifully magical place. Just looking at your pictures makes me feel restful and happy.

    :) Michelle

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