Thursday, August 28, 2008

A New Review

Tammy Powley at Jewelry Making has written a glowing review of A Charming Exchange. It is very cool to see that happen. I don't know Tammy personally but I do read her column. is a great resource for jewelry artists. In addition to book reviews, there are many interesting tutorials and articles that will be of interest to artists. If you get a chance, check it out.

A Charming Exchange is also making an appearance at The Ice House, the art guild of Mayfield, Kentucky, the home town of my youth. For the month of August, the exhibition features art created from people in the community. A Charming Exchange is part of the show. If you are in the area, be sure to stop in. The Ice House is a beautiful place full of inspiration and much talent.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

We're number one

So I admit that I was a cheerleader in high school. Don't worry though, I will not be pulling out any photos of me with my 80s feathered bangs and skinny legs. But I did have to shout the old cheer about being number today.

Ruth is currently at the offices of our lovely publishers working on her second book, which will showcase her soulfully beautiful fabric art. And today she had lunch with the awesome members of the F&W Sales Team. They told her that A Charming Exchange is the top selling jewelry book at Barnes and Noble! I am giddy with glee! They said the book is very well-received and is finding its way to prominent positions in the stores. Yay! It just makes me twirl and clap my hands (oh my. too many cheer leading references for one post!).

Thank you all for hollering about the book. Your kind words and posts surely have helped to propel it to these lofty heights. It has been a lot of hard work pulling it together but there is no greater reward than to know that folks are enjoying it. That just makes us so very excited. It feels darn good!