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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Gathered Style ~ sounds like a title to me :)

What a wonderful response to my last post!! You all know how to make someone feel so incredible, do you know that?? I am so STOKED about this phrase that I think it needs to be the title of my book, what do you think??

Gathered Style is reflected in our homes......
when we love so many different things ~









And Gathered Style is reflected in artwork......by using so many cast-off things that have been gathered to be transformed into something wonderful ~











Featured are a few photos of my home and past artwork.
If I were to write a book, and you were to see it on the shelves.....
what would you hope would be inside?
Tutorials?
Ideas about blogging?
Tips and tricks to use in your artwork?
Easy decorating ideas using gathered goodies?
Beautiful old poems and quotes that warm your heart?
Something I've not mentioned?
or all of the above?

I would love to know what you think....
especially about Gathered Style ~

Wishing you an amazing Tuesday my dear friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn

72 comments:

Barb said...

Dawn, I recognized a lot of those. Did you so them all??

Love the 'take time to dream' clock, and that top box.

You do amazingly beautiful things.

I'm being set free, a bit at a time, in my art.
You inspire me.

Thanks and blessings,

barbara jean

Debra said...

I would say "All of the above". A book sounds lovely.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I just discovered your blog tonight, and here I am, way past my bedtime and unable to stop reading and ooh-ing and ahhh-ing over all your lovely photos. Consdier me a follower and a big fan!
Pax,
Anne

Attic Rat said...

I love your "gathered" style. Gathering is great for items AND people.

BTW, your new header is precious.

Great big smiles,
Teresa

Dorthe said...

Sweetie,
so love your -Gathered Style, your :Time to dream-the beautifull bag- the drawer with birds-your all and everything ,-and you.
And a book? I would be preordering it right away,if it will be announced ? What should be inside ? I can`t choose, so please all you mentioned, would be a dream-book for me.
Wishing you a super,and lovely day dear.
Hugs ,Dorthe

Die Rabenfrau said...

"Gathered Style", that's it!
Rabenfrau

Gina said...

Dawn, What a great name. I love all the styles you mentioned too but thought maybe I was weird because I like so many different styles. "Gathered Style" would be a great title for a book. I would be one of the first to buy it. Hae a great day!

Gina

Susie said...

Perfect book title. It's new and fresh and certainly suits your unique style. I love the pics of your artwork, and am especially drawn the the bird collage and the nest in a jar. I have a real nest that I think will fit into a vintage honey jar that I have and some real quail eggs....hmmmmm. I, too, love birds and nests and eggs......Have an awesome day!
Susie

Sally L. Smith said...

A book--what a wonderful idea. I keep forgetting that there are people who don't blog out there who have never seen your works and gatherdiness. Good for you--Sally

Sheila R said...

What a great idea for a book! I would certainly buy it... I would love to see beautiful pictures of your gathered style, how to's and tricks to achieving that style through finding and creating! Yes, to all of the above that you mentioned. Can I say excited!!! A great coffee table book that I would enjoy picking up time and time again...

much like Emily Barnes Welcome Home book. If you haven't seen her's, she is an amazing woman of faith - check her work out!

Edie in Harlingen, TX said...

Fantastic title, oh, how I hope you do write a book including all the subjects you mentioned plus one I never see: how to decorate around/hide all the electronics in homes today and the cords and phones and gadgets and the ugly gargantuan TV screens, with a section for those of us who are technologically challenged and would like to take photos with the new filmless cameras too! Thank you for your beautiful blog -- it's a daily stop for me. Edie in Harlingen, Texas where yesterday for the first time in over 60 days the temp was below 95 and we had a strange substance falling from the sky -- I think it's called RAIN!!!!

Anonymous said...

Definitely "all of the above!" Your art is so beautiful and makes me wish I had an ounce of creativity. I'm a "gatherer" too, and think that is the perfect description for the style I love. Thanks for the inspiration, the beautiful eye candy, and the anticipation of a wonderful new book to add to my collection! Monica - Littlestown, PA

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think "all of the above" would make for a great book, Dawn. To be able to see the items to make in a room setting and then make them, with the instructions to do so - you don't see that too often.

lisa said...

Dawn,
That is a wonder catch phrase - gathered style. Everytime I use it I will give you full credit! I would love you to do a book demonstating how you gather to make your art and assemblages. A demo thing. I would also like to see more of the little corners of your home/studio and showing how gathering works there also.

Karen said...

Dawn,
Just want you to know I would buy your book no matter what the topic!! LOL I love the idea of Gathered Style! I love to collect and have been told that I am a pack rat, and have too much "junk" I don't care because it all makes me happy and that is the most important thing to me. Love your posts!

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

Oh Dawn- what a great idea!! I would say everything you mentioned except blogging. Not that you don't have good ideas, but if I was to buy a book, saaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy, written by you, I'd want the decorating, technical stuff. I can find blogging stuff elsewhere. Make sense? xoxo Lee

Claudia said...

Gathered Style is the perfect way to describe my home. A mix of this and that - leaning toward Shabby Country, but not quite - some lighter painted pieces and some dark wood pieces - all of it has a story and means a great deal to us!

Utah Grammie said...

OK, book. now. I want. Yes. YES! please. hurry. need to buy. LOVE THE IDEA! yes, now go make the book so we can BUY it! (of course, I want mine autographed!)

Really, seriously, totally..please write a book -

madrekarin said...

A book? Yes!! Because Gathered Style is a process, I think the book would have to follow suit by including the process and approach to decorating and art- seeing things with different eyes, the emotion that creates a connection with something, the blatant disregard for things that match (lol), etc. Tutorials are always a good thing and you do some of the best.
Whatever the book becomes, it will be fabulous.

Miss Sandy said...

I am envisioning it now, it will be dreamy, artful, and a timeless classic! I would love to see your home decor ideas featuring some your art projects with images, quotes, and how~to tips and techniques. I think these could be woven together very nicely. I am not sure about the blogging aspect of it but your heart will tell you what you need to include. Now, get writing! Oh, and can I reserve my copy now?

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~ Just beautiful pieces of Gathered Style ~ I love all of the ideas for a book that you mentioned ~ I know it would be a wonderful book because your blog is gorgeous ~

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Dawn.... A book of a gathered style of musings and photos would be wonderful... You have you mind and heart already at work with this in mind I can tell. What a wonderful idea and I am very confident you will do well.

Deb said...

Gathered Style definitely needs to be a book written by you Dawn!! Along with your gorgeous & inspirational photos I'd love to read any & all of the above ideas. In fact ... can I reserve my autographed copy now ♥

Marlene said...

Hi Dawn: I too would pre-order a book by you. All your suggestions would be perfect for subject matter. Geeze I love this blog!

Desires of the Heart said...

Hi Dawn, You goooo girl! Sounds like a heavenly inspiration to me. Your pictures are so lovely. Isn't it amazing what God drops into our minds? Blessings, Linda

Crowsnest Pass Primitive Folk Art said...

I would buy that book in a minute...I love seeing how others display there treasures in their homes & places of business. Always looking for fresh ideas & inspiration. "Gathered Style" would be a perfect title for this book & a best seller in the making...Susan

karlanathan said...

You already have the perfect title!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Of Course Miz Dawn! You go girl!
Love
Marcie

Diva Kreszl said...

Definitely all of the above...how can a book titled 'Gathered Style' contain anything less???

Charmingdesigns said...

How to books are my fav. then a photo of where you display your creativity. Dawn, I'm so excited for you, I know the wheels are just turn in your head. It will be stunning whatever you come up with! We're all behind you! nudge nudge.

ByLightOfMoon said...

Dawn,
You never cease to amaze me with new words and thoughts, beautiful photos, etc. Gathered Styles is a FABULOUS name for anything. I don't have two of anything that matches. I am certainly not showroom quality but my own finds and loves too. I also love to stage items and change things around all the time as I have Too Many things!

Your book, blog and evberything you make is fabulous and you dear are a DREAM!
Smiles, Cyndi

sistersoftheart said...

The rest of us "gatherers" recognize a kindred spirit... that is why we return frequently to your blog! It is certainly one of my daily stops - and usually the first blog I visit each day. And what to put in a book? Why a gathering of ideas - tutorials, poems and everything - just the way you create & decorate!! By the way, I HAVE the Time to Dream clock & it makes me smile every single day!
Hugs, Patte

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

I think the phrase "Gathering Style" is excellent - very reflective of what we all do! We "gather" things and generally make them into something they were not intended to be used for. Like all the ideas for the book! Get writing Dawn....

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the title = perfect. All of the items mentioned would make an awesome book! OMG, wouldn't that be something? As nice as your blog is, a book would be really cool. I'll bet if you contact Stampington, they may help you with it??? Great idea. QueenMarcy

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Lovely photos! I name "Gathered Style" is perfect!!!
Michelle

Nancy in CA said...

In my post yesterday, I mentioned "a book in the making"?...so glad you are thinking in that direction. Please hurry! Nancy in So Cal

Leanne said...

I'm a new reader... so I love the photos of your home.... so big glossy pictures of those along with where you found all those things and the process of putting together displays.

Carla said...

All of the above, Dawn. Be quick though. Someone else may take your well thought plans and claim them as their own. The blogging world has a dirty dark side just like the physical world. Your work is encouraging, peaceable, lovely. Thank you. You make my day when your name pops into my mailbox.

Magic Moonlight said...

I wish you can make a book of your blog... I will be the first on line to buy it! I love your work! "The Gathered Style " By Dawn Edmonson... Hugs, Blanca.

alicew said...

I think it sounds amazing...and love the idea of "gathered style"...I think that must be mine too as I have never found one certain "look/style" that defines me. Basically just the stuff I love gathered together! If it were a book...I know whatever you filled it with would be inspiring and full of beauty just like you! Good luck with the journey if you pursue it!

Sandi said...

Hi Dawn! I LOVE your title "GATHERED STYLE". It is so perfect for so many of us. I would love to see everything you mentioned in a book written by you. Be sure and let us know when it launches!! :)
Blessings~

common ground said...

Yes, yes, yes, Dawn! All of the above. Your vignettes and art are so very lovely, a reflection of you in every way. Love the phrase "gathered style"...I think that defines so many of us that collect vintage and antiques.
Debra

Karen Valentine said...

I'm a home interior voyeur! I would love to see the inside of your home as well as others who have "gathered style" I love the artwork idea as well. Just make sure you announce the release date so we can all run out to buy it!!!! (I really do think you should GO FOR IT!!!)

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Deborah@ The Painted Nest said...

YOU KNOW I'M "STOKED" about YOUR "GATHERED STYLE"~~~~~you write it, I'LL BUY IT !!!! LOVE YOU MAMABIRD !!!!! MISS YOU !!!!I love the new banner!!! I know it's been a while but I've been really busy myself. I'm finding it hard to visit everyone as much as I used to. But there are alot of good things happening all around. I've always loved your work!! So it's no surprise to me where you are going!! We've talked about it alot!! I'm so HAPPY for you sweet Dawn !!! ~~~Blessings Always Dear Friend, Deborah
p.s.~~I still look in on you,I just don't always leave a comment.I know ~bad girl!hehe

BellaRosa said...

Dawn, I read your post late last night and was so excited...I wrote a long comment then realized my computer froze, until Chris fixed it this morning lol oh well, what I wanted to say in short was this...I think that is an amazing title, everything you mentioned should be included plus lots of beautiful pictures and images. Now how soon can we get our hands on this wonderful book :) Rose

Abi said...

A book? wow that would be amazing! I would like to see everything in it you mentioned, and snippets about you.
Great title too!

Andy's Attic said...

Yes to the title and all of the above. Your blog is one of my favs and a book from you would be a treasure for my home. Keep us posted, Annette

Lisa@End of the Lane said...

Dawn, What a wonderful idea! My not-so-crazy-about-computers mom will be thrilled! (She has had me print out posts from your blog before just so she can 'look' at them for a while!)
A book full would be absolute bliss for her....
I would love it too!
Lisa

Teri said...

All of the above, especially the decorating, artwork, poem, quote stuff. A book would be great because I love to look at all of this over and over again. Gathered style about sums it up for me too. I like a variety of decorations and furnishings and just CANNOT be limited to one style, that would be way too boring!!

Start writing and get that book published!! I can't wait to buy it!!

Tanya said...

Perfect title. I flit around so much that I would probably like to see some of each in a book. Probably why I like magazines so much.

sweetpea said...

Dear Dawn, like your title, the book should have chapters on all the categories you named. A "gathering" yes? Rock on girl...

Hugs,
Shelley

June said...

When I buy a book, it is for the images first. The text is always secondary for me, but since I have started blogging I find that it is the text that grabs me. Before when I was just a lurker I never read the text, now I want to know what makes this artist happy and gives her inspiration in her decorating and in her artwork, whether it be cooking, homekeeping, collage and paper art, photogrphy, gardening etc.
A book of yours would be a gift.
Hugs,
June

vikki said...

HI SWEETIE ~ WOW WHAT CAN I SAY THAT THE OTHER WONDERFUL LADIES/COMMENTS HAVE SAID?! LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. THE GATHERED STYLE & DEFINATELY ALL OF THE ABOVE WITH YOUR IDEAS... YOU GO GIRL! I WANTED TO SAY I WOULD BE FIRST IN LINE... BUT IT LOOKS LIKE I WILL HAVETA WAIT... =) SOO HAPPY FOR YOU WITH ALL YOUR LOVELY ARTS & SEEING ALL THE LOVELY COMMMENTS! WITH THE ENCOURAGEMENT & INSPIRATIONS YOU GIVE ~ SEE HOW IT COMES BACK... SO KINDRED & WE ALL LOVE YOUR GATHERED STYLE...& YOU! =) LOVEYA WITH MANY HUGS & BLESSINGS, VIKKI ♥

Joy Lett said...

I'm so happy you decided to do a book- I've been cheering for that for a while :-). I always thought my style was "collage style" but Gathered Style sounds so much better. Good for you Dawn- You've come a long way- Baby! Don't put everything in the first one that way you'll have to do more than one.

sepiadreams said...

Yes!!! All of the above.....Love Tiina...

Wish on a Whisker said...

Hi Sweet Dawn~ Run, don't walk, with your wonderful book idea! Love it! You won my giveaway! So, send me your address as soon as you can. I am happy to be sending a little package to you! ~Mandy

Vee said...

A book? Ohhhh, I so hope so, Dawn. You're not teasing because I can see the book on the shelf already. Okay, I'd want to see all the things that you mentioned in it just as we find them here. This is very exciting!

Sandy Denarski said...

Dawn, I love the "gathered style" idea because it represents a personal expression, very individualistic. It is romantic, artistic and sentimental in a classic way. Another plus is that you always use items that are available to all of us. The notion of reusing and recycling is very appealing in today's world. So, count me in, I would buy a couple of copies as gifts. PS Plus your personality would just shine through the book. Do it.

stefanie said...

all the photos are gorgeous!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Dawn,
Please include all of the above in your book. I can hardly wait to see it in the book store! I'll be among the first to buy one!
Bonnie

Rustic Tarts said...

I think the comments already left here have given you the big vote for going ahead with the book and including ALL of your list in it as topics.....however you might want to do more than one book and then you could leave some for the second one.
Something that I would love, is that a bookmark be included with the book - and that it be a bit of your own artwork. Just an idea.

Christina

Linda K. said...

Count me in for preordering your book "Gathered Style", By Dawn Edmondson. How awesome is this? You have everything right here, just put it together, edit, print, publish, and we buy. Congratulations in advance dear lady! Thank you so much for inspiring me to start a blog. This is the most fun I have had, on my list of most most things I have done! Bless your heart, Dawn.

Linda

Linda K. said...

oops, I didn't want to delete my comment so I am editing here..the last sentence should be '...on my list of most fun things I have done!'

The Jeweled Postcard said...

"Gathered Style" sounds wonderful! I would be one of the first in line at the book store! Love all your pics♥ candice

thewillowsnest said...

About time your first book came out Dawn!! GO FOR IT!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

How exciting, Dawn! A book called "Gathered Style" would be SO wonderful. All of the above things should be included. Plus, maybe a chapter on setting up a studio space or simply "a space of one's own" in which to create.

Anonymous said...

I love all of your ideas for the book! And what a perfect title with such a wide range of possibilities. Please keep us posted about it!

Barbara

Paula -Teaberry Cottage said...

Dawn,
That is a wonderful name for your book. I will be waiting to buy. All of your work is very inspiring. Wish you the best.

Have a wonderful week.

Paula

Anita Van Hal said...

OMG! What a great idea...I like all your ideas for the book, but personally I'd do a separate book about blogging...I'd especially love to know how you are able to put together such nice displays...what do you look for in a group...how do you know what looks good together...color? style? I love your blog, and your kind, gentle, sharing spirit! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, I so hope that there is a book in your not-so-distant future, and "Gathered Style" would be a perfect name. Your photos, comments,and STYLE so exemplify the style I've been working toward in my own home. Since discovering the blog world, I have been following The Feathered Nest. You inspire me daily to refine and define my style, always striving to make my home a place of beauty and comfort.....a nest for my family....a place of "gathered style."
Thanks from,
Rita Blanks
The Texas Redhead

Barbara Jean said...

Dawn,
Just going through some old posts on your site. Love your 'gathered' style, the lovely things you make, and that you show us of others styles.
Always so fun to come here.

hugs and blessings

barbara jean

Kris Turner said...

What an absolutely great idea, Dawn! It could definitely be a hit as either an e-book or a tabletop book. Your artwork evokes so many wonderful memories for so many of your fans - definitely for me. Your artful eye reflects your heart for all things vintage, as well. I'll definitely buy either copy!!! Would love to just have all your artwork in one place to view over and over!

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