Wednesday, January 19, 2011

THANK YOU FILE FOLDERS

THANK YOU FILE FOLDERS!

"Dreams" file folder, original artwork from Sharon Tomlinson

I’m still on a roll with my artsy file folders. This time, I added a new twist. Over the holidays, I received some beautiful gifts from some very special blogger friends. I pondered as to whether to frame them, or place in a portfolio or do something else with them. Well, that something else evolved into my file folders.

I knew it would be wrong to make a copy of any of my friends artwork, so I used the actual work they sent me. Now, whenever I go to my folders and pull out “Dreams", I think of Sharon Tomlinson at all Norah’S art She sent me a beautiful image of one of her colorful gals. The Epson printer she uses gives a crisp clean copy. Sharon even shows how she achieves this on one of her posts! She also sent napkins and I even used the original of those too. It was interesting sewing on a paper napkin…..something I’ve never done before. I left Sharon’s lovely message so I can always be reminded of her generosity.

"Travel" file folder, original artwork from Lisa Wright

When I’m planning a trip, I now see a beautiful girl with green eyes with a castle in the background and I remember Lisa Wright from The Wright Stuff
I placed her handwritten message to me on the back of the folder as well. Lisa and I did a collaboration a few months ago. She is an amazing writer and I couldn’t have finished my “Isis” sculpture without her.

"Books" file folder, original artwork from Priti Lisa

Priti Lisa sent me one of her whimsical prints with a saying that I have come to love. I placed the title “Books” at the top of Lisa’s work. I know Lisa loves to read and I will be reminded of her whenever I go to this file. You can see Lisa’s diversified work here

"Addresses" file folder, original artwork from Debby Harriettha

Last but not least. I admired this beautiful face I saw on The Gathering Nest and lo and behold..there she was in a beautiful Christmas card. I decided on “Addresses” for Debby’s folder. At Christmas every year, I’ll be reminded of her generosity and I’ll have addresses of all my blogger friends whenever I open this file.


Thank you all so very much!

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25 comments:

  1. What a great way to enjoy all this lovely work and continue to be inspired!

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  2. Morning Cheryl,
    This is so cool. I would have never thought to use the art in this way. That is why I love to send some out into the world ever now and then. It is rewarding to see what happens to it. Your folders are beautiful and so inspirational.

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  3. What a brilliant idea Cheryl and all the artwork is wonderful!

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  4. Fantastic- when I look at manila folders all I see is bookwork and anxiety. These add such beauty and enchantment to file organization- very soothing and playful Cheryl. Bravo!

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  5. What a fabulous, creative and ingenious way to be surrounded by art and friends!!! These are amazing, Cheryl! Hugs, Terri oxxo

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  6. Well, how lovely to see what you've done with my picture. She whispered to me that she is utterly thrilled you put her in a castle setting. She thinks she deserves nothing less!

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  7. This is such a terrific idea. To have these so close at hand is just inspiring. So love other crafters work and always treasure them. Annette x

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  8. WOW!!! This is amazing. I love what you have done, such a great idea.
    Debby

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  9. The folders are wonderful! Seeing them on a daily basis is a great way to use them. Very clever of you! Those ladies are very talented! And you are too!

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  10. I'm flipping out over the travel folder! I'm in LOVE! xo

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  11. Beautiful as always. I'll have to send you a pic of my journal I altered with a card you sent me :)

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  12. Gorgeous folders- only you would come up with a way to make filing a process of inspiration!
    I bow to you!

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  13. I don't think I've ever seen folders quite so beautiful! WOW! Brilliant!

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  14. What a great idea! The folders look beautiful and inspiring. Wonderful!

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  15. Happy Friday, Cheryl!! Love your folders ... while I love to use pretty office supplies, I don't believe I have nay thing that looks this divine! I too love that face on the Christmas card. I wonder who the maker is?? Would love to purchase a box of those!!!

    You have mind like no other, my friend. A creative conscience that flows like an endless river ...

    Wishing you a lovely weekend filled with peace.

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  16. Your file folders are SO awesome, I really love them!! How much fun!

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  17. Love them..you have inspired me to try one today..

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  18. Your file folders are incredible Cheryl, and full of such friendship and memories. I love Sharon's art work and have always wanted to take classes with her, one day I will get around to it :)
    I have a stack of file folders, maybe one day I can give this a try too.

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  19. Such a good idea...And it is a wonderful way to always be reminded of your friends and their generosity. I'm smiling big here:)

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  20. This is a lovely way to honor your friends and their beautiful gifts. Big Hugs, Katherine

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  21. Thank you for this post, and for your previous related one, as I've been so inspired, not from just visiting you, but also some of your talented and generous friends.
    I have some wonderful ideas now about how to address my organizational problems, taking forward your concept of 'living lavishly' whilst sorting out my life/work situation (practical folders are needed -but no more cheap mass produced ones for me!) It's now got to be aestheticlly pleasing or it has no home here. I am moving forward in many ways at present, thanks Cheryl!

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  22. How clever! I have so many pretty things packed away from view. I love your idea of bringing them into my every day life!

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  23. I’m so glad you stopped by to visit and enter my giveaway! Have fun visiting all the OWOH blogs!

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  24. Thanks so much for entering my OWOH giveway at Comin' Home. Your clay sculptures are just incredible! You are so talented!!
    Blessings~Donna #117

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  25. Wish all of the network of friends have a new start .

    hope you have a great 2011. Thanks for the link, sweetie!
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