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August- thread by Blair
September 9, 2008, 11:49 am
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Dear Daria,

Fresh off the rejuvenation of July’s project (which is prescisely what I’d hoped this project would do, rejuvenate!), I open your August box. Such a contrast from last month, but it feels very in line with the world outside right now (although isn’t this indian summer we’re having incredible?). The contents are full of textures and depth of brown and navy blues (I’d love to see the Jedi costume these came from, did I miss it? It must have been fabulous!).

Thread… when I thought about this theme, I immediately thought of Lisa Solomon’s method of drawing with thread, like these pieces in one of her newest shows (scroll down). I am also thinking about everything I can DO with thread in general, like on cloth, of course, but also things like helping Ian hang a paper mobile. I was struggling a bit with this month, and thread, but then when I talked to my sis-in-law about it, she helped me brainstorm into an idea that resonated with me. So, I’m all a-go. Hope you are finding inspiration out there (and in the box I sent).



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?


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


water inspiration, Thursday by daria
July 24, 2008, 1:39 pm
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Wednesday water inspiration by Blair
July 23, 2008, 9:55 pm
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water inspiration, Tuesday by daria
July 22, 2008, 9:56 pm
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water inspiration, Monday by Blair
July 20, 2008, 8:20 pm
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