"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."
from "The Secret Garden"
Hello to All!
I hope that all of you are well and those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are beginning to see the classic signs of spring…new buds and blossoms on trees, nests, eggs, and baby birds, flowers determinedly pushing their way up through the soil and, of course, warm sunshine!
When I was planning a project for Spring/Early Summer, I immediately thought of the children’s book, “The Secret Garden”. If you have read the story, you know that it’s not a gardening book at all, but instead, a book about friendships, hope, and healing.
The themes that are repeated through the book…connecting with nature, encountering hope while surrounded by the beauty of the garden, overcoming disappointment and loss, healing of the body as well as in relationships, rebirth, finding happiness, and developing deeper friendships…all seem to be so relevant to today. Wouldn’t you agree?
So, I decided to take my inspiration from that classic piece of literature and apply it to an artistic, hand-created memory art journal. Please allow me to introduce my version of The Secret Garden!
If you are a gardener, you will thoroughly enjoy the flowers, birds, bees, etc.…all perfect for your gardening stories and pictures. If you don’t really get into gardening that much, this book creates perfect backdrops for stories about family, friendships, celebrations, personal growth, healing, and overcoming hard times.
There are some really fun creative elements included in this album…hand made flowers, a fabulous origami folded accordion book within a book, a whimsical and dimensional hand-stitched dandelion (so fun to make!), and, as always, lots of layers and textures created with fabric, wood, paint, paper and other media. There are also vintage flowers, millinery velvet leaves, and a vintage pearl spray included in each project kit.
You will enjoy the beautiful turquoise and spring green colors featured throughout…all pulled together with a weathered vintage vibe.
If you’re looking for a great project to revive your creative spirit, if you need something bright and beautiful to inspire hope, or if you’re just looking for a fun and happy way to express your artistic self, you will absolutely love this hand-made journal.
This project kit is available for pre-order right now and will begin shipping out on May 6th.
The beautifully designed and detailed kit is being offered at $129, plus shipping (within the US, sales tax for AZ residents included in shipping). Detailed, step-by-step digital instructions to put your project together will be emailed to you when the kits are shipped out.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own one of these limited edition project kits. Simply click on the Buy Now button below, PayPal will notify me of your pre-order, and your kit will be reserved to be shipped beginning May 6th. I can’t tell you how often I get emails from my creative friends lamenting the fact that they missed out on a kit they wanted but forgot to order, or waited too long…don’t let that happen to you.
I’m excited to share this project and the uplifting themes of “The Secret Garden” with you.
As always, thanks for reading, for your orders, and for your referrals to friends and family.
From my studio to yours,