On a beautiful late summer evening I held an intimate little sneak peek event at my boutique to reveal and celebrate the cover of my soon to be published book.
Surrounded by dear friends, my publishing team and those who supported me in this exciting project, I shared some stories on the making of the cover, how it came to be, and what it represented of the chapters yet to be explored. I felt so fortunate to share this lovely evening with everyone. My petite boutique was absolutely filled!
After writing and shooting concurrently all through the wet winter, balmy spring and heatwave of a summer, it seemed some festivities were in order!
It has been such a wonderful experience working with Figure 1 publishing so I was delighted to have their whole team there, including their creative director Jessica Sullivan, who worked so carefully with me to bring this cover to life till the point we both fell in love with it. I cannot wait for The Natural Eclectic to launch in bookstores throughout North America early spring 2016, and am so pleased to have Raincoast books as our distributor.
We were delighted to have Jan of Poppytalk attend our event. She's been a trailblazing supporter of artisans and the blog community for years. So naturally we're very excited to have her share 'The Natural Eclectic' cover and our philosophies to her creative like-minded followers. We gave her a few sneak peek images from inside the book too and spoke about some themes covered within the chapters. So please do check out her blog!
On another note Jan and Earl of Poppytalk and myself will be participating in IDSwest this week. On Saturday Poppytalk has teamed up with some fabulous media savvy speakers for the Social Sessions, a seminar on blogging and social media. We hope to see you there!
I am one of 10 designers invited to contribute to the Open Studio exhibit - each designer was asked to turn a blank 10 x 10 space into the concept of a dream work space.
My premise is 'the portable studio' for the maker/merchant/artist who wants to pick up and go wherever their creative spirit takes them. Whether wanting to head out to the wild or set up a temporary workspace in the city, this rustic studio incorporates antique collapsible furniture, old rolling trolleys and lightweight props that allow for flexibility and spontaneity. Of course in keeping with the natural eclectic philosophy we also brought in some inspiring beauty with natural finds, lovely vintage vessels and whimsical touches. Consider this glamping for the artisan with wanderlust.
Heather Ross portrait and beautiful capture of onlookers courtesy of Christy Evelyn