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Posted by on Jun 11, 2011 in art, blog, freebies, sew + quilt |

seventeen quilts in ten days

Playing a little catch-up… First, a peek at that monster sewing project I mentioned. It involved seventeen quilts. In ten days. Start to finish. And if that weren’t challenge enough, the fabrics were a wonderful mish-mash of randomness. Seventeen women chose a fabric, not knowing what any of the others had chosen. These fabrics were then assembled, each quilt different and unique, to symbolize what a strong sisterhood we make despite our differences.

seventeen quilts of mismatched fabrics

Now that the project is complete I can forget about the agony of this challenge and instead focus on the powerful and amazing result — and it was indeed powerful and amazing. When I first glimpsed that stack of fabrics I was a little nervous, wondering what on earth I could do with them that might resemble harmony. But somehow, the pieces came together like magic, bit by little bit, one alongside another, until they sang a perfect song of balance in a way I never thought could be. I don’t have a slew of super-awesome photos like the project deserves because it was dreary and rained buckets every single day in May here, and they were gone before the sun had a chance to shine, but still, it was extraordinary and inspiring. Once they were finished. Whew!

pile of mail art from the love letter files

Second, let’s talk winners, because I never posted them for the post art giveaway. Tell me you love me anyway. (I will hold giveaways and you won’t mind *too* much when I am slow to post the winners. That is our deal, m’kay?) Post mail packages have been sent to:

Alecia who says:

“These are TOO good.”


Karina who says:

“These are just amazing – so colorful – they just make me happy. That’s one fancy postcard back – love it. Would be thrilled to have some of these beauties (just completed a photo postcard swap – so fun to give and share).”

And finally, a few things from around the web.

All things artsyville are gorgeous. This happens to be my current favorite.

Are you joining Daisy Yellow’s index card party? We are. Fast. Easy. Love.

I’m dying to get a good look at this book.

And if I could find money to spend I would spend it here.

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post art gallery + art to share

Posted by on May 4, 2011 in art, freebies, mixed media, paint | 14 comments

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Because post art is addictive.

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And because I thought you might enjoy seeing the evidence of my addiction.

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And also because I have extras.

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Which means I have a few to share.

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With you.

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So you should leave a comment.

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And next Wednesday (that would be May 11th) I will pick a winner.

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(Actually I will pick TWO winners.)

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Each winner will get FOUR art postcards.

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To send, to collect… or to use as coasters.

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I’ll pick out something special just for you.

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And I’ll even pretty up the backs.

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See how I love ya?

(Edit: Just to clarify, I will be giving away two packs of four cards each. They will be unused, un-written upon so you can use them to send if desired. I will draw two names on Wednesday, May 11. Enjoy!)

(Second edit: Please note, I am having some spam issues so I have turned on moderation for now; your comment will appear shortly.)

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An interview and a giveaway!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in art, freebies, library, me + my crew | 15 comments

The lovely Linda at Better Children’s Books was kind enough to interview me for my book (thank you Linda!). Click on over and check it out, then come back here for a giveaway!the moonlight message by denice barlow brown

I have two copies of The Moonlight Message to share! To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment. I love to meet new people, so if you are kind enough to help me spread the word by mentioning me on your own blog, Facebook, or Twitter, come on back and leave an additional comment telling me so for another entry!

I’ll leave the giveaway open until Monday, March 7th at 8:00 am MST

Comments closed. Winners will be announced later today!

Thank you so much for your comments! Congratulations to…

Sarah, who said:

How have I not known about this book as we’ve been studying American History this year! It looks fabulous!

Wendy, who said:

That looks like a fabulous book!

You’ve been contacted by email, girls! If for some reason you don’t get an email, you can send me mailing info using the little button up there on the right. Enjoy!

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