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.
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!
Even one can make a strong statement as a solitary, long-stemmed (twigged) blossom.
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!
I'll be returning with a post or two on all of the fun party details, including my piñata escapades.