Monday, January 24, 2011

GreenCraft!

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 I was so happy to pull the latest issue of GreenCraft, out of my snowy mailbox on Friday. Unfortunately, I had to show complete restraint and only glance at it. I had major prep for my daughter's cat party on Sunday, and there wasn't time for any distractions. After a full weekend of paint, frosting, balloons, and lots of CATS... my treat was to crawl into bed and leisurely go through the spring edition. I was honored to be asked to contribute my instant recycled paper flowers and couldn't wait to see how they'd be photographed.
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Many months ago I created an entire box of assorted paper flowers and thought they looked so lovely clustered together as I sealed them up for mailing off. Apparently, GreenCraft felt the same way upon opening that parcel! And here they are!
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Even one can make a strong statement as a solitary, long-stemmed (twigged) blossom.
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The entire magazine is filled with fun ideas and new twists on using old materials. In this issue I recognized a strong emphasis on projects containing sewn paper, a personal favorite. In fact, I was so inspired by scrap paper being quilted and pieced together by artist Jeannine Stein, that I'm curious to go investigate her book:  Re-Bound: Creating Handmade Books from Recycled and Repurposed Materials.  I'm pretty sure GreenCraft has hit the newsstands, so go check it out!
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I'll be returning with a post or two on all of the fun party details, including my piñata escapades. Pin It

13 comments:

  1. One of your art boxes full of recycled flowers would be a great gift for Valentines Day I think. Can't wait to see you in the fall for the all day class! xox Corrine

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  2. Now THAT would be romantic! I can't wait either, Corrine.

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  3. Oh, that book has been on my Amazon wish list for a while! Hmm, I'll have to see if I can find that magazine locally... I hadn't heard of it but it looks really great and I'm sort of fascinated with sewn paper, too!

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  4. Congratulations that your work is in the book. It looks really lovely and a really wonderful idea.

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  5. That looks like a great magazine! I've never heard of it, but I'm going to check it out. My boys and I made recycled paper this weekend for his valentines, and we had such messy fun together, they want to do it again! (they just liked pushing the button on the blender)

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  6. very cool, i need to find a copy of this.

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  7. Congratulations, what a great thing to see your work in a lovely magazine like that.
    Have fun with the cat party, can't wait to see pictures of it!

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  8. Maya, your projects are always so gorgeous, and you are an incredible addition to the GreenCraft magazine. I can't wait to see the newest issue! :)

    PS: I own and love Rebound; it has some great projects!

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  9. Having made our first sewn paper bunting today, I can see why you are fascinated by sewn paper. My son could not take his eyes off the sewing machine. Beautiful flowers. I'll have to look for the magazine. i'm not sure that I'll be able to find a copy here.

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  10. What a shame I can't get this mag in UK ( well at least I don't think so) I think most homes have a surplus of paper. I tend to hord mine, and your beautiful and creative ideas give scrap paper a new lease of life. Thank you

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  11. I can't wait to read about the party. And as far as the magazine goes- they still didn't have it at my local B&N when I went this past Friday. =(

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  12. Congratulations! I can't wait to see your article as it looks very interesting!

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  13. Congratulations! You've made a great job. Beautiful flowers.

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