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July’s summer postcard to myself, all done by Blair
August 31, 2008, 4:58 pm
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Dear Daria,

July’s little watery piece was just what I needed this month. I’m not sure why, but I found the process of making this one very relaxing and sweet. Perhaps its because summer is ending? Perhaps I was remember all those afternoons the we wandered around the beach, picking up rocks and other little bits. I loved all the parts in the box you sent for July, especially the little painting.

I’m sure you didn’t intend for me to quite as literally inspired by your painting as I was, but I couldn’t help it. It was just perfect, and I enjoyed putting all the colors and shapes together to come up with a fabric version. The green-blues and baby blues you sent could be my new favorite color combinations. Its funny how they did not feel pastel, but just beachy and washed, lovely.

So, I consider this a postcard of our summer. It will always be a reminder of good stuff.

B



summer postcard by Blair
August 27, 2008, 10:56 am
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Dear Daria,

How are you doing with July’s box? Will we ever catch up? I am finally working on mine and am really enjoying zoning out on my little water-inspired piece. I am pretending to be making a postcard to give myself, a summer postcard. I’ll show my finished piece soon.

B



I’m going to sneak in one more water inspiration, ok? by daria
August 4, 2008, 3:30 pm
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Dear Blair,  I know that it’s my turn to post a picture of the July box, but first i just wanted to show you this picture, from a ferry trip last week.  This is just about exactly what I was imagining, can you tell?

D



July, water by Blair
August 1, 2008, 11:50 am
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Daria,

I really love this tiny painting you sent in the July box. (For those following along, we are just now starting our July projects because we took a small summer break). Everything you sent in the box just sings of this little capture of water.

First and foremost, thank you a zillion times for sending me no buttons ; ) I think this little box of watery inspiration will be going on the road with me soon, I already have some ideas…

Blair