Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thankful . . .

I am thankful for the frosty beauty that surrounds us in Spokane at this time of year.

Frosty dandelion (in the light)

I am thankful for the challenge of a zine swap! In case you've never heard of zines, they are small, self-published newsletters or magazines, usually photocopied, and usually about niche topics. Alma Stoller is hosting an arts-and-crafts zine swap, and I couldn't resist. I love zines, yet I'd never produced one, so I took the plunge. It was an adventure coming up with articles and photos to include, plus I decided to create unique covers and pamphlet stitch them! Whew. (I am really grateful that I have some publishing experience from my years as a proofreader, or else it may have been too daunting a task.)

Now I can't wait to see what other folks have produced. I am looking forward to some reading adventures as the cold weather sets in.

"Something Extra" zine

I am thankful to you (yes, you) for reading my blog. It is humbling to have an audience. I learn so much from so many bloggers, and I hope that this blog gives you inspiration, or at least a smile once in a while. Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. readers, and grateful greetings to my international friends!


Cotton Picker said...

Judy, the top photo is just beautiful.

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Joanne said...

Agreed, that frosty photo is sublime!
I'm not sure I want to go investigate 'zines'. Do I really need something else to divide my time amongst? Reading blogs has taken over from browsing flickr. I'm afraid if I click that link I will get myself into something else...:-)
And reading your blog is a pleasure. Craft, nature, family- something to relate to in each entry. I hope you and your family are safe and well through the holiday season.
Joanne from Australia.

NM_Creatrix said...

I LOVE the dandelion with frost. What a picture! Haven't been checking your blog lateley (only have time on break at work) but I do enjoy. Happiest of the Holidays to you and yours!