Friday, December 19, 2014

ALAW finished!

I am finished my second alphabet for the year over at A Letter a Week.  The theme for this one was "Place" and my letters were all about our trip to New York around Christmas last year.

From this pile of embossed pages, each one 7cm x 7cm, representing sections of a map of Manhattan that I had embossed on a larger sheet of paper and then cut up, I wrote my letters and made a book.


The finished wee book.


For each letter I wrote a word that reminded me of our trip there.

A - the Apple Store; in all of its gorgeous glass cube-ness and full of funky young things. And then us.


F - the Flatiron building; such a stunning building and an icon of NYC architecture. And the park across the road had boulders in the branches of trees!


J - for Jennifer, who despite having so much going on, made the time to come down to NYC and catch up with us - it was brilliant.


N - New York itself, in all its madness, haste and beauty.


U - Upper West side where we stay in our semi-sub street level apartment.


X - for Xmas, we spent a beautiful day there feasting and then wandering Central Park.


The book is soft and white as my favourite memory of our visit was the seeing the city covered in snow; how gentle and quiet and muffled it makes it. Central Park a white and beautiful wonderland. Ahhh...so hard to imagine as we sit here and swelter in a summer heatwave with evening storms.

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  1. You've brought me to tears this morning Fiona. Tears of joy and thankfulness for having you and Barry in my life. Many thanks.

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    1. Oh J - always a good day when we catch up - and we've made some good memories so far!

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    1. Thanks Sharmon - it's a bit of a sweetie!

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  3. such sweet, nostalgic approach...
    my best wishes for the holidays and 2015!
    xo

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    1. Thanks Anna - it would have been wonderful if our timing had worked and we could have caught up last time. Happy Christmas to you as well.

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  4. What a beautiful memory of New York City. Breathtaking, Fiona!

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    1. You are too kind Carol! It is a great little reminder for me - and can be held in the hand. Go well.

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  5. Love the imagery and the simplicity of this book . I'd so like to hold it in my hands and see it for 'real'!

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    1. Thanks C - it is a bit of sweetie for sure! It feels good in the hand and friendly as you flip it.

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  6. Exquisite . It's the only word I can choose to describe both the idea and the reality.Best wishes for Christmas Fiona!

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    1. Thanks Lesley - sometimes an idea works! This book feels very right for what it was trying to do - glad that you like it, go well.

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  7. Thanks Marleen - simple is sometimes best!

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