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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Love, fairy shoes and more love~

Don't you love great mail? Bills, grocery ads, more bills...ughhh....
but getting one of these in the mail is just the BEST!!

It's the Sept/Oct issue of Somerset Studio and
should be hitting the newstands September 1st.

Do you remember when I made this artwork in an old luggage lid?
This piece is called "The Greatest of These is Love"
I sent it on to Stampington and ended up writing an article to go with it ~
it's featured in the Melange section of this issue....
Which has TONS of amazing Halloween artwork
and of course other goodies too ~

This is a neat article about Soldering without Glass ~
I'm looking forward to reading this one :)

And what an honor to be featured in the same issue as Lisa Kaus ~
her work is just wonderful!

This issue will be at major book stores the first of September
if you'd like to get one!

On to fairy goodness....I started working on the fairy shoes. I wanted them to have a natural look to them so I had these botanicals (normally used in potpourri mixes) so I thought, why not trim off some of the frilly edges and use the gel medium to collage it on....I'm really pleased with the effect too! I have a few more spots to cover now that I see the photographs ~

Next, the outside....I'm going to try using these leaves
(also used in dried potpourri) ~
We'll see how that looks!!!

And lastly, more love.....daddy love ~
Our oldest son, Brent and his precious daughter Clara...
just before going to bed.

Thank you always for stopping by to see me.
I treasure your comments and appreciate you
more than you'll ever know ~

Have a wonderful Tuesday sweet friends,
xxoo, Dawn


marie said...

Such a sweet picture of Brent & Clara!

SharDon Exclusives said...

I am looking forward to seeing the shoes completed! They are working toward a "precious" work of art. Your babies are darling...sharon

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Dawn,
congratulation on the artickle in Sommerset Studio, can`t wait to recieve it.
And sweet, your little shoes looks absolutely fairy, they will be wonderfull when finished.
The love of a child is the biggest and most precius love, what a sweet photo.
Thanks for your sweet comment Dawn, makes me very happy every time I hear from you.
Love and hugs from Dorthe

BellaRosa said...

Dawn, I will have to keep an eye out for that new magazine :) The fairy shoes are coming out so adorable. And my stars baby Clara, what can I say,she is just gorgeous, I just want to nuzzle her little neck and cheek, and inhale all that baby sweetness :) Rose

ByLightOfMoon said...

How fantastic to see your article in print in the very Best Magazine possible! I can't wait to look for it.
And those fairy shoes are awesome, many thanks for sharing the how to process with us and your steps along the way. I delight in fairies also!

You are beaming when your write of your children and the loves comes through just fine!

Smiles today, Cyndi

The Rustic Victorian said...

Congratulations on the article,,,cant wait to see it! The fairy shoes are going to be so sweet, just like little Clara.
Blessings and Sweet Magic in your day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn!
Congrats on your article!!
Those fairy shoes are going to be enchantingly beautiful, can't wait to see them finished!

LOVE the photo of your sweet babies...just makes your heart melt, doesn't it?

Have a beautiful day!

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Betty said...

Congrats on your article!! Love what you are doing with the fairy shoes,cant wait to see them finished.

Utah Grammie said...

SO, did you make the shoes themselves? Are they paper mache? Thea are going to be FAbuLouS!

Little Clara and her Daddy - Her fingers may be tiny but I can see they've wrapped themselves around her Daddy :-)

Joy Lett said...

You go girl. Can't wait for that issue- I love Halloween stuff. Your shoes are cute. Are you wetting or softening the leaves before using? I was wondering how you keep them from crumbling?? I almost have my studio/office up to speed and I'm looking forward to getting back to crafting. Joy

One Shabby Old House said...

I want to know how you think and plan. You get so much done. I have all these projects in my head and nothing gets accomplished because of so many other commitments. So how do you do it....Now that would make a good magazine article, don't ya think.
My how Clara has grown and such a sweet pic with daddy.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

I very much do remember the fairy shoes ~ they are so precious ~ It looks like another wonderful issue of Somerset Studio ~

Miss Sandy said...

Congrats on another publishing success! The fairy shoes look so sweet but even sweeter is the daddy/daughter love. Have a sweet day!

Petit Coterie said...

I love your fairy shoe! That is just adorable, I can't wait to see it finished. I absolutely love the picture of Daddy and Clara,to precious.

xo, Michelle

Kathy said...

Always love seeing your creations in Sommerset...How exciting for you....get those little fairy shoes done!!! wanna see them!! Posted a little Mixed-Media today...sometimes it's the only way I can relax, just sitting down and creating something with my hands...You know what I mean...Hugs, xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Anonymous said...

Oh Dawn, I got my copy of Somerset Studio yesterday and was flipping through it last night. I got to the page you were on and was looking at the photo, thinking "you know that looks like something Dawn Edmondson would make". Then I looked at the article and saw that it WAS you making it! I could tell at a glance. Love it, as usual. QueenMarcy

FrenchGardenHouse said...

soooooo cute!~ The shoes are darling. not as darling as little Clara, though. sigh.
xoxo Lidy

Angela said...

OMGosh...I knew I had dined with a superstar just didn't know how much of a star you are!!! :), congrats on the mag article..I can't wait to get it! The fairy shoes are so cute and I cannot wait to see them either. The best pic of all is of sweet Clara and her daddy...he will love looking at the pic when she is older, my hubby loves to see the ones of him holding the boys as they slept on his chest.

Florence said...

I can't wait to get my Sommerset Studio. Those fairy shoes look awesome. The picture of your son with his baby is precious.

Sweet Repose said...

Once again dear friend are such a gifted artist and sooooo deserve to be recognized for all your hard work.

I can't believe I don't subscribe to this magazine...YET...that's it, I'm going there right now, must have this issue.

Your fairy shoes are divine, can't wait to see what else you come up with...have a wonderful week Grandmother...has a nice ring to it doesn't it!!!


Deb said...

Congratulations Dawn!
The photo of your son & baby Clara is precious!!

Lori said...

Dawn, congratulations on your pages in Somerset...they really look beautiful...your fairy shoes look really sweet, what a great idea to use the potpourri are a clever girl...i love the picture of your little sweetie with her daddy, how precious!!!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Dawn,
Congrats on the magazine. I shall have to order that issue to add to my collection. I absolutely love the fairy shoes, they're darling! Thanks for the inspiration.

Julie said...

Iwas led to your lovely blog by the word "fairy". Your work is amazing as is your blog. Iam a newbie to the blog world but am growing.Idid tiny arrangements is baby shoes also. Little "worlds" and tiny wonders!!!!!!
Julie/ The Withies

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello Sweet Dawn. Congratulations!! The magazine looks amazing! I can't wait to get my copy. Your sweet little granddaughter is a doll.


Halo Hill said...

What a precious picture of your baby holding his baby. Nothing better. Beautiful work, Dawn and congratulations!!


Debbie said...

Cant wait to see your new things in Somerset - always love all the things you create.

Linda said...

Congrats on the article!!!! That's awesome. I also cannot wait to read about soldering without glass. I'll be glad for my copy to arrive!

business courses said...

The magazine looks so very interesting and congratulations on your pages in Somerset.

I would be probably like tinker bell (peter pan) if i wear those fairy shoes. LOL

Jann said...

Just loved everything about this post, Dawn--your son and his sweet baby, your fairy shoes (wonderful idea!) and I can't wait to get this new issue of S.Studio--and congratulations on being published yet again! That's super!


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