My grandson Tavien has heard "book talk" his whole life LOL. So we shouldn't be surprised that he loves books...this boy has a book in his hands all the time, he's constantly trying to find someone to sit and read to him...he can identify characters and knows how to hold a book right side up.
This is not a posed shot...he lined up the books...my 12 year old grabbed the camera and got the shot. It pays to have a loaded/charged up camera close by at all times.
I was so glad to be able to have my first book signing at Mt. Oak's Women's ministry fundraising crop in my hometown. I also did a Sizzix Big Kick demonstration. It was well received amongst the advanced scrapbookers to see how this machine has been updated and the various materials it cuts. The only mistake I made was not bringing my three year old to show just how much fun it is to use the "cranker" with your kids, or little people.
Another big hit was my "All About Me" album...I'll share more of that later. Yes, the book signing was successful, I sold books to almost half of the ladies at the crop! My book makes a great gift for the upcoming holidays...hint, hint, hint.
Ethnic Scrapbooking is an excellent book and model for all scrapbookers. The layout and cover were both outstanding. I was totally impressed with contents within ETHNIC SCRAPBOOKING. I believe that Ms. Sanford has done an outstanding job putting together such a wonderful dedication for her sister, Candace, and I also think that it demonstrates how proud Ms. Sanford is of her ancestry, values and beliefs. All of this is clearly displayed in her book, ETHNIC SCRAPBOOKING. This is a book that indeed will inspire and motivate all scrapbookers or aspiring visual artists/fine artists, or even professional artists.
I only wish that there were more contents for her book, ETHNIC SCRAPBOOKING. All in all, Ms. Sanford has compelled a remarkable journey and book!! Congratulations, Ms. Sanford. I look forward to reading your next book! Stay blessed~
Five Stars Rating Reviewed by Afrika Midnight Asha Abney
"I received my book in the mail today and it is exquisite! I will cherish it as any fine work of art. Your choice of layouts, your commentary throughout, everything is just.... WOW!!!"
"I didn't know what to expect when I ordered this book, but I love it. What tugged at me the most was that you used all ethnic nationalities. I loved it and will be getting it for my friends soon."
"In the wonderful world of scrapbooking it is an HONOR to have a talented artist as yourself to feature Ethnicity the way you have. Your perspectives are fresh and well needed in this community. I HAVE read your book from front to back and enjoyed every little detail. It was such a privilege to not only meet you, scrap with you but, also have a signed copy of your book! Thank you and I WILL spread the word. Many Blessings!!!"
Congratulations on your new book! I work at a library and think this would be an excellent book for our collection. I went to Ghana this summer and met other librarians and will email them regarding your book. Thank you so much for putting in the time to blog. I met you in Chicago at a Color an Angel workshop a few years ago and had no idea about scrapbooking. Now I can't stop taking pictures and saving "stuff". I really can't stress enough how inspirational your time, talent and good nature are, for scrapbooking in general, but for African Americans even more so. I wish someone in my family had scrapbooked, even finding baby pictures is rare. So thank you, thank you, thank you.
Even though I am a white girl in Montana, I could relate to a lot of what was said (on the podast with Adrienne Nixon). I am originally from Miami and moved up here after the hurricanes. Our local scrapbooking stores are excellent, but even so, there is a diversity that I am missing. Not everyone shares the same idea of beauty, and I’m glad Lisa is exploring that in the book.
One thing that was said in the podcast really meant something to me - how fabric patterns and fashions influence so many other things - like scrapbook paper styles. Lisa was talking about how she really relatedto the Indonesian prints and I immediately thought of this article from my Selvedge magazine.
It traces the Dutch Wax Resist method of printing on fabric from Indonesia, to the Netherlands, to West Africa (during colonial times), where it still worn today.