Sisterhood of the Traveling Canvas

Well I mugged the mail lady today and finally got my copy of the latest Somerset Studio. She asked how I knew the magazine was coming so I showed her the article and she ended up staying to chat for several minutes:-) It is good to be friends with the mail lady!
I am saving this to read on a plane tomorrow (if all goes well) but on my first run through I was excited to see several friends in addition to the sisters of the traveling canvas. Chrysti Hydeck has the most wonderful artist papers as the free gift inside, gorgeous as well as sharing her technique for making them! Lorraine Reynolds has two amazing assemblages that jumped right out at me.
And then there’s the ‘Sisterhood’. Eight women who came together on the Etsy forums to form the bonds of friends and sisters. Sharing techniques, giving advice, sharing the joys and sorrows of everyday life. Our own little community supporting each other in the way that only another artist can.
When I first had the idea of doing the Sisterhood of the Traveling Canvas, I had a much different vision of what it would be. I realize now that it is what it was meant to be all along. It was the best experience, creating and letting go and watching it develop into it’s final state. Thank you sisters for sharing this experience with me and for all of the other day to day sharing that takes place in our little world.

30 responses

  1. O wow. wow. wow.I'm so touched by THIS. I can't wait to drop in and find this issue at my local bookstore.I'm sending you a sep. note, but FIRST have to tell you I'm in love with your blog here!Your idea for this project is BRILLIANT! INTOXICATING is this world I have entered, thank you for sharing glimpses into each piece here.. my eyes are taking it all in, my heart is set to Xplode in IT!xoxo

  2. I love this article! I'm in a group with..Izabella and 7 others and we are talking about doing a traveling journal. Your's was inspiring!

  3. I'm still anxiously awaiting my copy of this most beautiful project. It wasn't just about the art, it has been about creating a wonderful network of friends that have so many more common threads than we ever could have imagined. I hope our 'sisterhood' will live on for years to come! xoxo Jodi

  4. I am trying to wait patiently for this issue to hit the stores! I ran into Jodi Ohl the other night at work and we were talking about the Traveling Canvas. She said it was a great experience. I can't wait to see the article. Congrats.

  5. CONGATS! I can't wait to purchase my own copy, Pam! I love the "sisterhood" canvas. What a wonderful idea to bring creative women/ artists together! BEAUTIFUL! Wishing you a great day~ Missy

  6. Hi, Pam! The "Sisterhood of the Traveling Canvas" sounds like it was fun! Congratulations on being published! 🙂

  7. I don't know any of yall but I am a fan of all I see on this blog page and find myself addicted to these wonderful pieces of work that are listed! What a beautiful post of artwork whether I see it in a magazine or not!!! Congratulations to your publications!

  8. I am inspired by the product, but even more so by the sheer joy your group shares in the process. I LOVE this concept!Hugs,Nancy (nanakin1)

  9. Pam, thanks for the info. Does Creative Workshops travel? I'm in AZ. Anyway, I think a lot of my timidity would work itself out if only I could make more time for actually DOING it. But that's a universal concern, it seems.

  10. I looo-ve Somerset! It's always an event when it arrives, and now I REALLY can't wait to see this issue! Congratulations, Pam!!! And have a wonderful trip and some drinks with pretty umbrellas! Hugs, Terri xoxo

  11. I don't know how much longer I can wait to see the article…I check a couple places today and they still had the May/June issue :(Hope you have a great trip!

  12. CONGRATS !!! I need to make a trip to the book store to get a copy , its great to have a collaborative like that … I hope I can join in any other ones that you do !Enjoy your trip !

  13. That is funny you should say that Roc, as that is the next step in our canvases journey. From the start that was the plan for the canvas so stay tuned when we get it back we will be posting about the final journey of the canvas:-)

  14. oh shucks..i was just at the book store and i didn't see that copy of somerset studio. you must have gotten an early one. i can't wait to get a copy of it! congratulations. i love the idea of the traveling canvas. wouldn't that be neat to do one and put it up for auction and give the money to charity? makes me want to do one!

  15. I loved the last copy of somerset I bought and this one looks good too. I think I'll head out to get it! Congrats!

  16. WOW PAM! Can't wait to see it in real life! Congratulations on another job well done, you go girl!!! I want to be you when I grow up!

  17. ooh! I'm so glad I came across your blog!! I love your ideas and techniques. The artwork is stunning. And.. I'm so glad to know the new issue is out, I can't wait to see it!

  18. Can't wait for my copy to arrive! CONGRATULATIONS.OH yes and I am going to be signing up for you next class – I will have something to work on in Spain yipee

  19. Amy, journals a such a good place to start. You can focus on the process rather than the product and find techniques that you like. I would encourage you to take some workshops to get your feet wet. There are many to chose from, just check out artists whose work you like and see if they offer them. Creative Workshops (there is a link on my sidebar) offers many workshops by several teachers, myself included. It is so helpful to see things pulled together in a workshop format. You already have a lot of the tools and techniques just by working in paper crafting. Mixed Media is the next logical step!

  20. Hey Pam – just saw your comment over on Crysti's blog and thought I'd let you know I've been pouring over your work in all your recent publications. I think it was in Cloth Paper Scissors that I read about your inspiration to start drawing portraits – gave me a bit of encouragement because I've been wanting to do the same, but I fear just imitating other's work that I appreciate. Urg. My goal of late is to break through the standard "paper crafting" world into the mixed media and art journaling world. But I am more fearful than I'd like to admit. 🙁

  21. Isn't it great ????Have a wonderful trip…and this time, definitely have a margarita for me…no, make it two !!!

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