Friday, January 4, 2013

My Book of Grace.

Hello dear friends and readers, hope 2013 started off nicely for you.
I have my "Book of Grace" published in the hot- off- the-press issue of Somerset Life. Is it there a more awesome way to begin a new year?
It's a creation dear to my heart, so I know Christen and all of her staff won't mind if I show here on my blog some additional pictures of it to inspire you to make your own.


I'm so delighted with the photography and the article layout- they captured the spirit of my creation entirely (THANK.YOU).


You can read my whole article on the magazine, but it's basically a "spiritual tool", a way to "work" on yourself and grow in grace throughout the year. It may be placed in a visible spot of the house and used by all your family members and visitors of your home as well. 


I am a vintage girl at heart, and love to incorporate vintage or antique finds in my home decor. So I couldn't resist making a card holder out of a vintage book, as seen on Pinterest. I added my touch by adding two vintage door knobs, and lining the inside of the cover with vintage wallpaper. The rest of the design is very clean and simple. Just a batch of cards with inspiring messages to be rotated at the top of the book.



I am a believer that Grace can be cultivated...












"Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
... I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind, but now I see."
John Newton
Monica x

33 comments:

It's me said...

Love it Monica......happy weekend...love from me...xxx..

domenica.60 said...

The Power of Grace.
Thank you, Monica!
Franca

Deborah said...

It is beautiful sweetie, I love it and congrats on your feature, well deserved!

Happy New Year!

Bee happy x

La Table De Nana said...

What a beautiful piece.
In so many ways~

The French Bear said...

Monica, this is amazing...I need to make myself one titled, Let it Go!.......fabulous work, what an inspiration you are. It always astounds me how you reach into our hearts and place our dreams in front of us, thank you for always being the artist you are! I will be in the line up for this issue for sure!!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

Rita said...

Beautiful Monica! So much talent....can't wait to read the article. Have a beautiful weekend. Rita

Karen B. said...

Just love it!!
hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Diane Knott said...

Lovely, Monica, absolutely lovely and heartfelt.

Hugs, Diane

Lorrie said...

How beautiful, Monica. Inspiring thoughts easily accessed. Grace abundant for everyday.

kathy b said...

Fantastic.....inspirational....
THANK you for sharing it Monica

NanaDiana said...

Monica- That is one of the coolest things I have come across. I just love it- I love how your mind sees things in the everyday items that can be reworked. LOVE it! xo Diana

a quiet life said...

congratulation, it is wonderful~

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Congratulations to you!
Blessings,
Cindy

Kathryn said...

This is a lovely idea. Thanks for the post! It's inspiring to see what folks are dreaming up to keep their 2013 their best year yet!

suzanna leigh said...

Beautifully done!

June said...

Monica, this is so, so beautiful! What a lovely way to improve oneself throughout the year! You always inspire me my friend.
hugs from here...

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Wonderful creation Monica - congrats on the article. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your head and heart must both be swimming with creative ideas, Monica!
-Karen

Dorthe said...

A stunning creation Monica- and so beautiful, in thoughts ,also.
A wonderful way of remembering doing better--
No wonder this is featured In Summerset Life, -Congratulations!
Hugs,Dorthe

Karen Valentine said...

Congrats Monica! That IS a wonderful way to start off the new year!!! It's really lovely. I also love your new look. Very fresh!!!!!
xo,
Karen

Shelly said...

I did see your book in the newest addition of somerset Life, and I shared it with my friend in the Netherlands. We both really love it, and I just wanted to tell you it is really beautiful. I have seen and admired your work before, but always felt to shy to comment, but this is a New Year and a New me. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation with all of us! Best to you, Shelly

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Monica,

Congratulations ! Your book of Grace is wonderful and such a great idea.
Thank you for showing us and all the inspiration you share.

Best wishes for a happy year
Hugs
Carolyn

Sandy said...

Breath taking both is message and execution, what a delightful way to be gentle with yourself.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Beautiful!! What an inspiring piece of art to have out in the home. I'm so happy for you and your feature in the wonderful magazine.
Blessings!

Susan said...

What a beautiful book Monica! I'm always amazed at your features in Somerset Life. You inspire me. :)
Oh, and thank you so much for your comment on my humble house covered in snow. I told my husband that a wonderful woman from across the pond admired our little cottage and it made him happy, too. Sometimes I take this house for granted when I complain about the small size - your words encouraged more feelings of gratitude.
Thank you for all your inspiration and kindness!
xo, Susan

BECKY said...

Absolutely, utterly charming and lovely...I would expect no less. :o) Such a wonderful idea, Monica. Sure love your creative heart, and all that flows from it!!

I shared my delightful giveaway bounty from across the sea a few minutes ago! Hope you'll pop over and take a peek!

New Year Joy to you!
Hugs,
Becky

Sherry said...

So beautiful!

Barbara Jean said...

This is so lovely.....especially loved the "Be Still...Enjoy Being Still".
What I needed to hear right now.

blessings
barb

Barbara Jean said...

I shared your lovely book on my FB page, with a link back to you.
I just wanted others to see and enjoy it...

blessings
barb

Robin said...

**sigh** so lovely and inspiring! Thanks

Cheryl Ruffing said...

Thank you for sharing this here (and in Somerset Life). It inspired me: http://www.ruffedgedesign.com/2013/01/22/while-the-iron-is-hot/

Ellen said...

Thank you for your kind words Monica. I did see your Book of Grace in Sommerset life and found it stunningly beautiful. I'm so glad you directed me to this page, so I can enjoy it even further. What a wonderful inspiration.

Take care.
Blessings
Ellen

Sheila Earhart said...

Absolutely enchanting! You are soooo talented! I love Somerset Life, but I don't have this issue. I must order it so I can see this loveliness closer up!