This weeks giveaway has been expanded to allow for 5 winners. I'll choose 5 random numbers from the comments I get on this post between now and noon next Wednesday, June 17th. Sorry folks, you cannot choose which book you get, but rest assured, they are all chock full of copyright-free images. Send your friends! Yes, the more comments I get, the less your chances are to win but, here's an incentive. If I get comments from over 200 individuals on this post, I will offer bigger and better giveaway prizes in the future. Remember, I've got a LOT of cool art stuff to pass on! So spread the news, share the love, pay it forward...
As I was sorting through my fabric deciding what to keep, what to sell and what to give away, several pieces spoke to me. When fabric talks, I listen. I noticed a pattern to their speech as well. They spoke primarily in muted tones, nothing fancy, loud or overbearing. Their voices were quiet, even meek at times. Their stories were not colorful but were packed with inspiration. Alone, they didn't have much influence, but as a group they created a force so moving that I could not resist their call.
They collected in a corner, preferring to stay with their own kind and not mingle with the busy patterned fabrics, the flashy ones that turned everyones head when they walked by. You know the kind - all style on the outside but no substance on the inside. No, they kept to their own, knowing that this fabric artist would understand their small still voices. They had something the others did not - a quiet confidence that their future would amount to something, that they were being selected for a special purpose, one that they didn't quite yet understand but knew to be right and true.
And now they wait, quietly, yet full of anticipation, eager to be a part of the magic that will take place in a few weeks when the artist's hands are free again, when she can really, really listen to their small still voices. Listen closely, maybe you can hear them too.