1. Babble selected maya*made as one of the top 50 craft blogs (for the third year in a row). Yay!
2. My local Sustainable Tompkins chose Reinvention for one of its annual "Signs of Sustainability" awards. Love where I live!
3. And don't you want to know who to congratulate for winning the Mikodesign diy Frida doll kit?
Evi- I'm sending your mailing info to Erika this morning!
Such a nice and hopeful way to end this month.
I was recently surprised with a complimentary/review copy of Creative Lettering by my friend Jenny Doh. Thanks Jenny! The timing couldn't have been better, as I've been wanting to bring more hand lettering into my work and had just bought The Little Book of Lettering for inspiration. They are a perfect pair together.
The latter is pure eye candy, while Jenny's book offers lots of comprehensive techniques and projects from multiple artists who incorporate letters into everything they do. I've always been satisfied with my printing and cursive- but never felt that my "artistic lettering" was as up to snuff as I'd like it to be. I'm putting an end to that! Experimenting with and fine tuning our creative passions is so accessible now. Between the plethora of wonderful how-to books and the web, there's really nothing we can't teach ourselves. And what about you? Anything new you've been itching to try? It's a fresh new week and anything is possible...