Friday, November 19, 2010

Special Delivery!

I love the mailman this week! He brought me three very unique books I had ordered....

The first surprise was from Lala Ema and her blog- My Castle in Spain. Lala is designing some wonderful paper items and has an etsy store to purchase from. My journal came and it is even better than the photos depicted!

Lala wrapped my journal as a gift and the detail did not go unnoticed. Note the fabulous tassels on the spine of the journal.

The front design is from a postage stamp surrounded with punch work and four small beads.

The best surprise was finding the marbled paper inside!

My next postal delivery was the newly published Faux Forum Artbook 2010. This book is a collaboration of artwork by members of the Faux Forum.

I submitted a decorative ornament design in grisaille. It was nice to finally hold the book in my hands and see the other work submitted!

If that wasn't enough, a third package arrived yesterday! The new book on Madeleine Castaing!! This is the most comprehensive book to date on Castaing's style and life.

There are over 250 illustrations and appendix to her favorite fabric and carpet designs.

Hopefully, books are a part of your life....real books that you can hold and smell the paper. Call me a purist, but a virtual book is just not the same! Be sure to include a good book in your holiday shopping!


Karena said...

You will have a wonderful weekend! The jouranal is amazing! I was at Emily's book signing event here in Kansas City for The World of Madelaine Castaing! It is fabulous!


Art by Karena

Ann said...

Funny- I also received a special delivery from Mr. UPS Guy with the book on Madeleine and also French Essence by Vicki Archer (which I just reviewed at Rose et Lis).

I could not live without the actual books- I need the visuals in hand.

Have fun this weekend reading!

Gina said...

Dear Theresa, It is nice to see credit given where credit is due. Congratulations on your grisaille work in "Faux Forum".
Books, oh yes, I'm waiting for one to be delivered in the next few days.

Unknown said...

Lucky girl!

stencil helen said...

Actual books are such a joy. These all look like beautiful books, your grisaille panel is fabulous.

patrickgracewood said...

The weather here is finally rotten November, bitter cold and wet. Finishing all the garden work and looking forward to being in my warm office reading the 5 books just delivered.

one is a book on the marvelous French sculptor Houdon for $13. He not only makes the marble speak, he makes it smile. Winter reading is the best!

Theresa Cheek said...

well, it is nice to see many of you are snuggled up with good reading this weekend! ;)

Ann said...

I apologize! I forgot to congratulate you on your gorgeous grisaille panel! How cool to see your own work in print. Looks like I need to order 1 more book...

P.S. Another good reason to have books- the scent of a new book. Hmmm... I've loved it since I was a little girl.

My Castle in Spain said...

Theresa, I'm so glad you enjoy your journal...thank you very much for your sweet words and congratulations for your grisaille panel being featured..Fabulous work, toujours !

yesterday, i just got my friend's Gym book Zigzag, Flashbacks of a Painter..yes to books all seasons !


ceecee said...

I know what you will be doing after you've had your Pumpkin pie...curling up with good books. So nice that you're in one of them, too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Theresa.

home before dark said...

Congratulations for being included in this new book. Always a special treat to see one's work in a BOOK! I have EEE's book and have been trying to hold off reading it my garden chores are done but it's a bit like sneaking chocolate...

Cashon&Co said...

look at that marbled paper! What a special touch!

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