Friday, November 22, 2013

Quotes Illustrated

100 Works of Art inspired by 100 Words authored by Lesley Riley.  I don't think I can share with you how excited I am that one of my art pieces is one of the 100 Works of Art.  For many months we were not able to let anyone know that a work of art we submitted to illustrate a specific quote picked out by Lesley was going to be published in a book.  I was so excited when Lesley put out a call for artists to illustrate a quote she would select for you. I created a collage and when we can order the book and it is out there, I will show you a photo of that work of art and lead you to the order form.

Although November 22 has always been a reflective day for me - this 50 year anniversary is made less somber with Lesley sharing the news that the book proof is in and we will be able to order maybe by next week.  As we head into this Thanksgiving week, let us all be reminded and grateful for all we have. My brother, nephew, Larcy, Phil, and Oliver we all be over at the Nest for Thanksgiving. I will keep you posted on my progress this week (yes I am off) with preparations!

Oliver is suppose to come over tonight and be with me to help with cleaning and shopping.  He is such a great help in the craft room as he lies on the desk and directs me to what to do. Most of the craft room is cleaned up and Aaron will have a bed to sleep in but now we (read in here - Oliver and me) just need to refine more space for Aaron to toss his luggage.

Happy Friday! Don't know where you are - but where I am, they have started their Black Friday sales today. If you remember, retailers are losing a whole week from the shopping spree before Christmas since Thanksgiving falls in the last week of November. Last year, literally, this Friday would have been "Black Friday." Be kind to those shopping who get in your way. I will try to keep this in mind when I am driving my grocery cart around the aisles.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I was so glad to read that your entire family will be celebrating Thanksgiving with you again this year. I know Oliver will help the best way he knows how (grin).

Lucky you to be published. Glad to read that.

I have been watching the Kennedy specials all evening, so I have been in awe of everything that has been shown on the various channels. Glad you mentioned it, because I forgot to on my post today.

Dianne said...

Congrats on being published, how exciting! and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Terri said...

Hello Marlynn,
Congratulations! How very exciting. I will be looking out for this book, can't wait to see your contribution. You know how I feel about your amazing art.