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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I love my mail carrier!

She really is a sweetie, you mail carrier that is....I love when she brings me stuff and Monday she brought me the new issue of Somerset Studio due out on news stands Nov. 1st!! You are going to LOVE this issue too! I'm sorry I keep going on and on about these magazines but they really are wonderful. Such a bounty inspiration is contained inside!

I posted about the luggage pocket tray last week that's in this issue but didn't show you this art piece that's featured as well. It's a change purse assemblage ~ I used an old change purse and stuffed it with things I love!! I'm going to hang it in our living room too ~ I love having a lot of things hanging on the walls so it looks as if collectors of all things old and wonderful live here.

Oh well, I guess they do!

Here's a peek at the magazine ~ it'll be in the stores November 1st!!

The photos look just a little different that the actual artwork, here's a little look at it:

OMGoodness and here's an article by June Parrish Cookson and her Ink Vanilla studio,

I just love her style!

And look at this feature about Christine Crocker and her beautiful work:

Just a few random shots of how I've junked up my art room:

Whew!! I do have a lot of stuff but oh well, every little thing is a small fragment of inspiration for me so when I enter this little space I'm SURROUNDED and INSPIRED!

I'm so excited, Brent and Emily are heading up from Savannah today for a visit!!! We haven't seen them in so long. Monday was Emily's birthday and she wanted to come visit us as part of her birthday gift, how sweet is that? We're all looking forward to seeing one another ~

Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday sweet friends!!!
xxoo, Dawn


~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I loved all the photos! I can't wait to get that magazine.
I hope you enjoy your visit with you son and family Dawn.
It is so nice to see family..
Sending you love, Nita

marie said...

Hi Dawn ~
I love your art room. Inspiration abounds...sweetness and charm do too!

Have a wonderful visit with Brent and Emily. How sweet indeed that she would want to visit you for a birthday gift. Hoping you have a very special time together!

Thanks for sharing the cover of the new Somerset magazine. Makes it so much easier to find it on the shelves!! Can't wait to see all the goodies inside. I loved the most recent Somerset Life...your artwork certainly added beautifully to the content of it.

Have a special day!

tinkerverve said...

Thanks for sharing! It looks like a must-have!

GardenGoose said...

oh I love your little change purse artwork. how pretty! enjoy your visit with Emily and Brent!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Thank you Dawn for sharing the magazine with us. I loved your pocket purse piece and the dolls. I'm a doll person too. I was up getting my son off to work.
Have a wonderful visit with your family, they are everything to us. Isn't it wonderful to get to share so much love.

Dorthe said...

Dawn dear, your change purse is so wonderfull,with the old background,lace, eggs,and all.You are truly a fantastic artist.Ill be waiting for my Sommerset studio to have a closer look, and read your story.
enjoy your family visit,and have a lovely day.
Hugs and love from Dorthe

Marcie said...

Just lovely Dawn,,you have done it again,,just lovely. Enjoy the day and the company.

Deb said...

I love the little change purse!Not that I can come anywhere close, but I have my Grandmother's little leather coin purse...she used it to put her "egg money" in. I would love to take it out of my drawer and create something wonderful to enjoy everyday.Thanks for the idea!

Country French Antiques said...

Always wonderful to see your creations!
I can't wait to get that magazine to see all the goodies!
Have a great day!

Sherry said...

That change purse is an amazing alteration've got the eye for sure!! Can't wait to get my copy of the magazine.

Enjoy your visit with Brent & Emily!

Beth Leintz said...

Oh yes- when I was browsing through the latest issue of Somerset, I saw your luggage pocket and thought, "wait, I've seen this before"- and then I saw it was yours. Congrats on being published again and sharing your work with all of us!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Have fun with the kids! Will you and Emily do some creating while she's there?

Congrats on the magazine article! It looks just fantastic!

Creations from my heart said...

Everything you do is just so beautiful. I can't wait to see the magazine. I love your art room. My oldest will be leaving for college next year and I've been telling him watch out....I can see a chandelier and all kinds of girly things moving right into my furture creative crafting room!Blessings to you...Sherry

Utah Grammie said...

You know I'll be at the store on Nov 1 just to be the first to have this! Your room is WonDErFul!! Love it sooo much - enjoy every minute you spend in there. Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Charlene said...

YOUR THINGS ARE TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR WORDS! You are so talented & I am glad they publish your work for others to absorb the wonder of your creative beautiful soul! xoxox Have a beautiful week.

lmerie said...

The photos are great- those pockets were and are so neat! I will have to watch for the somerset and be sure to get one!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

I got my issue in the mail on Friday and have thumbed through it several times looking at the pictures. I love what you did with the suitcase pocket and I saw several other great things that I will read more about over the next weeks. I too love this magazine.

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

how exciting, and your room is wonderful, hugs, lisa

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

how exciting, and your room is wonderful, hugs, lisa

kathy said...

Dawn , It always delights me when I see your wonderful creations in print. Always a new and wonderful way to display the things we love .
As for your junk ?? what -- well it is definately my kinda stuff and delights and inspires us as well -- Have a great visit - Kathy - GA

Anonymous said...

Your artwork is beautiful! I love all the things you create. God has given you a wonderful gift and it's a joy to see you use it.
Vicki Page

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a pretty project! I'm planning to make the advent calendar in the latest Somerset Life that you did! I love that look, and am planning to have a tree in my sunroom decorated with creamy whites and vintage trinkets likt that!

Myrna said...

OOOH! Your artwork is AMAZING--as always! Thanks for sharing the mag...can't wait to get a copy!!
Your artroom is so beautiful AND inspiring..must be fun to spend a few hours in!
Have a wonderful visit with your loved ones!

Miss Sandy said...

I hope I am able to get a copy of the upcoming issue! I went to three bookstores and was not able to get a copy of the last Somerset Life which was a big disappointment.

I love the change purse piece too! Your art room looks lovely, you should try and get it in the Somerset publication coming out soon, Where Women Create!

Have lovely visit with your family.

Shopgirl said...

Hi Sweetie, I have been busy and away from seeing all your beautiful posts. So I have enjoyed catching up. I can hardly wait for the new Somerset, I will be at Barns and Noble when it hits the stands.
I have been going through my boxes, you know the ones you hide from yourself, I will take some pictures of what I found.
I am off to my craft group...Have a wonderful day...Hugs, Mary

Stacey said...

I Love Your Blog! So, if you would like to accept the I Love Your Blog award you can snag the picture and the rules on my blog:

June Parrish Cookson said...

Hello Dawn,

Thanks for posting some pictures of my studio within the pages of this Somerset issue. Now that I have a complimentary copy, very much enjoyed reading your article and the keepsake pocket tray is not only gorgeous but great idea.

And most of all, thank you so much for sending my blog link to Jenny a few months back. Your sweet gesture will be cherished always.

I've linked you on my blog. Your the best.


nancarts said... the little purse. I also have one from my grandmother, so maybe that's what I'll do!
It's time for another visit to BAM, the Somerset magazines are the best! I buy everyone I can get my hands on..they are so inspirational! Your art work is amazing. lol Nancy

nancarts said... the little purse. I also have one from my grandmother, so maybe that's what I'll do!
It's time for another visit to BAM, the Somerset magazines are the best! I buy everyone I can get my hands on..they are so inspirational! Your art work is amazing. lol Nancy

Viv (VivLyn) said...

I can't wait to get my hands on the magazine! I love your creation with the little change purse! You are bursting at the seams with creativity and inspiration and kindness!


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