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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Last Craft Article.

I'm happy to share here today this lovely article published in the current issue of Green Craft Magazine.
This will be my last craft article- I recently had to make this decision due to some reasons, first of which I have only 24 hours per day and some big dreams to work on...
My work as a licensing artist and photographer is very demanding, and I have decided it's time to take at least one day off work per week. I want and need to nurture myself, enjoy my husband's company more, take care of a "normal" house, and start "moving" more. Mind you, you'll always find me creating here on my blogs and writing, but I feel the urge to dedicate myself to a more inspired type of writing (different from a mere step- by- step instructions and tips on making this and that) and share some ideas I have in my heart and mind. Let's see where this will lead me.  
Now here's what I created for Green Craft! I'm pretty sure you'll love these CD case picture frames, as I do. They are very special to my heart, as I created them with very meaningful photographs of our little family. Sorry I cannot share the tutorial on how to make these here, as for now, but you can find it in Green Craft Magazine.

Thanks Andrea for such a wonderful layout!

A few of our favorite travel memories.

Kim seeing the sea for the first time! This picture taken in France is so dear to my heart.

Added a tag to the front of the jeweled case with place and date.

Text to convey feelings and fix memories.

Me in Cape Cod, one of my favorite spots on Earth.

Beautiful from every angle.

Add a coordinated tag if you give these as gifts.

Monica x

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My First Photography Covers!

These made my heart skip a beat!! What a wonderful surprise in my inbox yesterday (thanks a bunch, Robin :))!

The Country Register chose my work once again for two of their covers! My, I am flattered and honored, thank you so much, Country Register! Their publications are chock-full of interesting features and items, lovely shops, places and fairs to visit, recipes, ideas, and they even have an annual issue dedicated to quilting, sewing and needlework! Love this for sure!

You can find them scattered all around the USA and Canada. The ones with my photographs with a "sewing theme" on the cover, happen to be the annual Quilting, Sewing and Needlework Issues available in Oregon, Washington and South Idaho.

Found these antique spools in Dorset last summer...

... and this antique sewing machine in Italy. Vintage sewing items are something I rarely pass by at flea/antiques markets! My Granny would be so happy seeing these covers (she was a sewing lover).

This image is part of my vast "Stitched Collection" I created adding stitching

and mixed media to my photographs!
Have a fantastic Tuesday! Off in the snow (with my camera) I go :)
Monica x