“It’s been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
So, today is a continuation of the story about the Girl Scout fundraiser I attended. Along with the creative offerings of cocktails and appetizers there was a silent auction and some raffle items. I was feeling a bit defeated when I was outbid on a couple of the gift baskets. I wasn’t quick enough on my feet!
At the end of the evening, a friend gave me a heads up that I needed to go over to the raffle table because there was something with my name on it. As soon as I saw what it was, I couldn’t believe it. Previously, I had seen many of these creations in art galleries and in exhibitions and had dreamed of someday having one for my book shelf! Now I am the proud owner of an Art Fold book sculpture, a Premiere Edition, which has been made out of a volume of Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. How fun is that?
The biggest surprise of all was the artist who made the book, Luciana Frigerio, is from Vermont! My home state of more than thirty years. Check out the artists’ website! He has many wonderful products for those who love creative gifts incorporating books, art and sculpture.
What joy I am having along my path of book publishing. The journey has been extremely demanding work, educational, terrific, uncertain and, to be quite honest, even terrifying at times. Discovering the next fold in opening my story has kept me busy and engaged because the experience has been completely what I have made of it.
Join me tomorrow and I will give you a summary of my time with the Seniors of Routt County.
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