I called our local bookstore to see if they had latest Artful Blogging in stock (being out in the middle of Oregon we still receive things via the pony express it seems) and I was informed they didn't carry that title anymore. What?! I headed on over there and was relieved to see that this was not the case. This happens to be my favorite Stampington publication and I am thrilled to have a few images of my dolls in this latest issue as part of the four page Q&A article on the Dia de Bloglandia blog event with one of the event's host Stephanie Hilvitz. It's a very thoughful interview and I'm glad to see A.B. recognize Stephanie's efforts while giving her a place to talk about el Dia de los Muertos and what it meant to her and the other participants:)
Frida and Catrina dolls from my Dia de Bloglandia post last year
Stephanie and the fellow host Susanna have informed us that the upcoming Day of the Dead online event will be a little different this year. They are collaborating with the lovely Rebecca of Mi Corazon and participants will be creating a cigar box shrine to be auctioned off for the Street Children of Oaxaca organization ! I can't think of a more perfect collaboration ~more details to come next month and I'll post them here as I hear of them . Consider joining in and creating a shrine for the Day of the Dead online Event November 1st . That seems like a long ways away but it'll be here sooner than you know it!
"Frida and Diego" cigar box shrine from January
Speaking of which... I have vague memories of being a child and watching Bob Hope (or some other comedy show/special) and the host would ask an audience member how old they were to which the reply was usually " thirty-nine and holding" drawing a huge laugh from the audience members. As a kid I never found it funny...I couldn't comprehend why an adult would even want to admit to being that old at minimum :) Now that I'm 39 (today) it doesn't quite seem so old (!)..and there won't be any "holding" back for me.
I'm off to a birthday breakfast, Mimosas and all~ I'll be raising a toast to being thirty-nine and letting go :)