I've come to reconsider where I stand on the whole copyright issue, in regards to work that appears on my blog. If you happen to see art that I've created on this blog and it inspires you, by all means go ahead and appropriate it. If you want to modify it, scraplift it, use only parts of it or copy it outright, you have my permission to do so here. If you want to give me credit, fine. If you don't, that's okay too. I've been inspired by countless other people in all walks of life and I believe that generosity of spirit is much greater than any personal pride or glory I could achieve from claiming to be the first or the best to do anything. The sole exception to this would be photos of my family, to protect their privacy.
The vintage images that appear in this blog are digitally altered and colored by scrapologie. Feel free to use them for your personal use, however you like!
Back and so glad to be home. I came across this image and it struck me that though it is probably nearly a century old, how appropriate it is for our times. I know there are so many people who are learning to do more with less and to make their dollars stretch. I love this little card because it's a gentle reminder that it is, after all, the thought that really counts, isn't it?
Here are a few more images - some sweet feathered friends. Alekha is going caroling with her girl scout troop Wednesday evening - at a nursing home. The troop will deliver ornaments and music dressed in their holiday finery, and share cookies and punch with the residents afterwards. The gift of music - it's yet another gift that we often get for free and can freely give as well. If we open our eyes, we can see evidence of the abundance around us, even in the most meager of times.
I made it to Hartford and am planning to take a train into NYC this morning to meet Bobby and Alekha who flew there separately - we're staying with Bob's brother who lives in the city. I'm excited -- hoping to stop by Tinsel Trading, ABC Home and of course, FAO Schwarz, the Rockefeller Center to see the tree and Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York is wonderful at holiday time.
I wanted to let you all know that the generous folks at Seven Gypsies are giving away a fabulous prize package this month. You've probably seen my gypsy button in my sidebar. All you have to do is show your Gypsy pride too, by putting this Gypsy button on your blog and linking it back to the Gypsy Journal Blog:
Detailed instructions to put the button on your blog can be found on this post. And be sure to comment over at the Gypsy Journal Blog after you've installed your button so that you're in the running for the prize package!
Also, the fabulously talented Paula Cheney and Debbie Crouse of 7 Gypsies just began a new blog of their own, much to my delight! Paula and Deb are both just so extraordinarily gifted and creative - you'll want to add their blogs to your reading list. You can check out their new blog here: One Lucky Day
Some projects to share today. Here's my contribution to JBS Mercantile this month. The December kit is up and it's one of my favorites yet. I especially loved the October Afternoon papers in the kit. Be sure to check out the rest of the design team gallery. And Doris is posting almost daily on the JBS Inspiration Blog - there will be lots of invited designers this month - including a secret favorite of mine, so put the inspiration blog on your daily reading list!
And here is a project I created for Seven Gypsies - this little gingerbread house is made entirely from Seven Gypsies product, with the exception of the bling and gumdrops on the roof. You can read about what product I used on the Gypsy Journal Blog here:
And here's a vintage image for you. Leaving tomorrow for Hartford -- have a wonderful week and I'll pop in after I return on the 11th!