I got my Walter Helena print in the mail this week and it is so gorgeous. Nadine's photography style mimics watercolour and her paper and print choice really supports that quality. I actually like the way it looks on the cardboard it came in (which I think is more to keep it from bending in the mail).
I just got home from waiting for the bus in the snow for a full hour. It would have been wretched if the snow hadn't been so mesmerizing. Until now I've never actually seen snowflakes shaped like....snowflakes - the kind you'd make with scissors and paper. They just make me smile. AND because each flake is so flat they create a faceted blanket on the ground which sparkles like diamonds. Amazing.
When I walked in the door I told Danny that was going back out to take pictures and he asked me, with serious conviction, what I had been smoking. Haha. He'll understand once he sees it for himself.
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Hi, I'm Janna. I'm the owner and natural dyer at Everlea Yarn and the tapestry instructor at The School of SweetGeorgia. I am a tapestry weaver, longtime knitter and 2013 graduate of Concordia University's Fibres and Material Practices program.
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