To all my new friends that I met at the Mid-Atlantic African American Geneaology Conference, wasn't it a fabulous event! I attended three great classes and I'm eager to get back into the depths of my research.
Here's the linkto a password protected site for you to purchase Ethnic Scrapbooking at the special conference discount you received on the postcard from me.
I was blessed to spend last Saturday at a coffee shop in Baltimore communing with other women and discussing our art. I never thought of or intended my scrapbook to be art. After my book arrived last Fall, my 7 year old son said, "Mommy, your book is not scrapbooks...it's art!" I was so touched by his words. My intention is always to preserve memories and to learn from our past, but it's nice to be recognized as an artist sometimes.
This event was part of SWAN DAY I hope to participate in more art related events in the near future.
I was interviewed by one of our local newspapers about scrapbooking, because the reporter found me to be one of the "odd-ball" vendors at an African American Festival recently.
Here's the link to the News Article. I'm not sure how long it will be posted, so check it out, if you have any questions, please post them in the comment section below and I'll do my best to answer them.
A second weekend in a row of book promotion. It's really fun educating the African-American community about scrapbooking...even more so about my book in how it's my philosophy on how I educate my children about other cultures so that they will embrace those different from ourselves and not judge others by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. (Leah, my 9 year old surprised me this week by reciting parts of Martin Luther King's I have a Dream speech)
My Display turned out very nicely, I change it up for each event, this one also included my latest example of Ethnic Scrapbooking (that I finished up the night before, I'll discuss that further on my blog) and I displayed the books written by new friend & mentor, Lisa Shephard Stewart of Cultured Expressions