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I have many reasons for blogging.
It inspires me to be creative and to FINISH what I start.
I get so many ideas for decorating our little cottage and projects for my itchy fingers.
But, what I love most is the inspiration I get from other bloggers.
Three different bloggers inspire me in different ways and I played in my totally organized creative space with these women in mind.
Anita of Castles, Crowns and Cottages makes me smile even before I read each post.
Her use of words, images and music is magical.
When she writes a comment on my blog, it is worded as beautifully as her posts.
My first creation last week was a book for Anita to write her wonderful words.
Leslie of the blog Gwen Moss writes about a variety of topics such as how to turn a pile of old wood into a beautiful rustic table, decorating tips for parties, how to accessorize your bookshelves and favorite reads.
But, my favorites are the posts that make me THINK.
I always take my time writing comments on her posts because I want to sound as knowledgeable as Leslie.
Yesterday's project was a book especially for Leslie to write her thoughts.
Brenda of Cozy Little House is one of the sweetest people in the world of blogging.
Every week she hunts for new bloggers to feature in her Welcome Wagon Friday post.
She featured my blog last summer and that simple sweet gesture introduced me to many new people.
I had Brenda and her love of color in mind as I finished up this little alphabet book yesterday.
After organizing my creative space, I hesitated making a mess so I am proud of myself that this is what my workspace looks like after several days of creating.
The reason I have been making books is because I just approached a friend who owns Red Brick Gallery about teaching a book making class in the fall.
When I was out in the garage yesterday, 3 different neighbors stopped by to chat and I roped them into being my guinea pigs.
Next week I am going to teach a little bookmaking class in my creative space (without the car) in order to get my timing down for the organized class at Red Brick.
I can't wait.
Hey, if you live near my area of southern California, I'd love to have more guinea pigs..
I almost forgot, - Anita, Leslie and Brenda, I need your addresses to send you the books.
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