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What do you love?

Note that I said "what", not "whom" - This month, in honor of Valentine's Day, I want to talk about doing what I love, relationship love, and feeding the creative spirit as a form of self love.

I love books - whether creating, repairing, or reading.  I love being surrounded by creative people.  I am blessed to have found a group of women who enjoy creating and who are there to support one another.

Happy New Year!

Whether we make actual resolutions or not, January is definitely a time to consider goals for ourselves and the possibility of changes for the better...  With this month's newsletter I wish to celebrate the third birthday of Anne's Books and Papers and also to consider some of my own goals and resolutions for the upcoming year.  Read on to learn a little of the elevated status of reading and writing, new venues for teaching book arts, old book styles revisited, and a few more tidbits.

Holiday Greetings!

As this month's newsletter "goes to press" I am enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday in Montana with family.  Definitely colder than my home in North Carolina - also quieter and closer to Mother Nature.  It has been a good visit.

My topics this month include holiday venues at which my work can be viewed, updates to my website, upcoming classes scheduled, new creations, and a gift certificate discount.

Autumn has arrived in North Carolina - the nights are cool, the maples are bright yellow, and there are more options for participating in holiday sales venues than I can possibly do.  As Thanksgiving nears, I am filled with gratitude for my art, my choices of livelihood, and the people who continue to support me.

In this newsletter I will talk further about marbling, recent book creations, and opportunities for you to learn or observe the activities that bring me joy.

Last month I told you I was would be spending two weeks at the John Campbell Folk School improving my skills and knowledge about marbling.  I am now a major fan of Regina and Dan St. John of Chena River Marblers - they are truly master marblers extraordinaire!