"When you are authentic, you create a certain energy... people want to be around you because you are unique."
Do you ever find yourself reaching out for and grasping authenticity? You are not alone!
It seems like there's an awful lot of "faux" in our world...and, given the popularity of the topic online, it looks like there are a lot of us who are longing to be real and to surround ourselves with things and people that are authentic and real.
And, seriously, don't you love being around people who are comfortable with who they are...the "real" people? They know what they believe, they dress for comfort and what looks good on them and not necessarily for what's fashionable, they don't chase after every fad and new shiny object and being "hip and happening" and popular isn't at the top of their priority list. They are unique, they know it and they revel in it too!
Enter "Be Authentic"...a hand made piano hinge book which celebrates being authentic in all sorts of areas of our lives...our homes, how we dress, appreciation of true beauty, embracing the whimsical, loving the art of giving and giving and sharing love, and finally, being bold. The book was designed to highlight those random, one-of-a-kind pictures that are all about you and your friends and family celebrating life with passion...true, real and authentic.
I've used a lot of torso/dress form/mannequin images and shapes in the book, along with some sewing related items...but the pages aren't limited to just that. You've got butterflies and birds, flowers and houses, hearts and get this...even a hot air balloon...no kidding!
There's also a celebration of the beautiful, authentic look of vintage patina...both in verdigris and aqua tones...absolutely gorgeous. Because many of the backgrounds and images are enhanced with products which are part of the workshop (which is sold out, by the way), I will provide a list of what I used and will also give you some ideas for substitutions to achieve a similar look
The structure is a fabulous piano hinge book which allows for great dimension and layering on the pages. The pages are 6x9 and there are 22 inside pages, 11 of which are beautifully appointed and kitted for you (plus the cover), leaving the facing pages for your photos and stories.
I think you will love the beautiful and rich colors and the layers and depths of each of the pages...along with the whimsical and sometimes refreshingly ridiculous themes...like the dress form in a teacup, right?
It's hard to not smile at the pictures...and even more so when you are creating the pages and looking for just the right picture to go with the page!
Because these are extra kits which I make each time I do a workshop, there's a limited number and they are available for pre-order right now. The kits will ship out about a week after the September 23rd workshop, which puts it at about September 30th. I'll be sure to stamp any images that are in the workshop book and I'll also paint a few of the images/surfaces for you with a product that may be hard to find.
These limited edition, oh-so-happy, project kits are available for pre-order for just $119, plus shipping (within the US, sales tax included in shipping for AZ residents). This is a great value for the unique ideas you'll get while creating the book...some great ideas you can use on cards, collages, etc.
To pre-order your kit, simply click on the Buy Now button below and I'll reserve your kit...and will mail it out at the end of September.
As always, thanks for reading, for your orders, and your referrals to friends and family.
Embracing true authenticity,
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