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Debra Frances

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#Repost @cnykoluk_earthshaper with @get_repost ・・・ Title: ‘Potter of Books’ 😜 • This image was taken by @debra_frances - my bowl with some of her handbound drift wood small books inside. She has such an eye - I love how her collected drift wood covers hold a conversation with the surface on the bottom of my bowl. • I happen to know Deb quite well. We are the organization team behind the @stonediaryproject 👈🏼 We also happen to have an amazing group of artists who have helped us immensely to make this project happen. Thank you everyone! • Debra and I also talk about our collaboration piece for the @stonediaryproject on The Stone Diary Project’s IG tv 🤷🏼‍♀️ give it a watch? If you’re feelin’ frisky! Go to that account and click the IGTV circle under the profile. • And one last tidbit! Both Debra and I will be selling our wares at CRAFTED @wag @shopwag November 2nd and 3rd. Oh my! • • • • #crafted2018 #driftwood #driftwoodart #debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart

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Clay + Stick Diaries by @xxfallistxx . • Many of the ceramic artists involved in this project submitted more than one set of covers. As a result we have many equally beautiful books waiting in the wing. • I love that even though each one of these books is totally unique, there is also a strong continuity. • As of tomorrow morning you will be able to see all four of these together @cafepostal. • Check out the shop also to find the new stone diaries that have been added. • • • • • #debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart #coffeshots #caffeinedaily #coffeeshopcorners #coffeeholic #manitobacraft

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I am smitten by these driftwood books. • Being by water has always been soul restoring for me - whether it’s by our favourite place to camp on the Canadian Shield, our favourite getaway on Malcolm Island or once in a life time far away places - being by open water is soothing. I always take long walks along shorelines and love to see what washes ashore. My collection has slowly grown . I was never quite sure HOW I would incorporate these into books, but now that I’ve started I feel like there’s no turning back! • • • • • #driftwood #driftwoodart #driftwoodartisan #islandlife #soulfood #sointulaartshed sointulaartshed #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #crafted2018

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Exciting News! @cafepostal has graciously offered to extend our stay. • When we were selecting a venue it was really important to us that it be a place where people could spend time with the diaries in a relaxed environment. Right from the beginning we felt that ceramics and books have a deep connection and the easy atmosphere of a coffee shop allows a more intimate interaction with the work which strengthens that connection. • @jenjohnsonstoneware wrote a beautiful review of our project for her Art History class. She has many poignant thoughts, but one I’d like to share with you is on this relationship: • “The placing of ‘The Stone Diary Project II” in a coffee shop seems fitting … Café’s remain places where one goes, not only to connect with others but with one’s self. The coffee shop is often a place of ‘in between’, where one can gain a little distance from the every-day-ness of life, and in doing so we see new ways of engaging with it. How perfect, that keeping a diary often functions in the same way.” • How beautiful and perfect is that? • Many of the ceramic artists involved in this project submitted more than one set of covers. As a result we have many equally beautiful books waiting in the wing.The plan is to rotate these ones in as the books sell, and from that point on the books can go home or be shipped as they are purchased. • For those of you who have already purchased a book they will be ready for pick up on Friday between 5 and 7 and online orders will be shipped on Saturday. • If you see one you like now or in the coming weeks you can purchase it through the link in my profile or you can contact me directly. • • • • • #coffeebar #connections #contemplation #contemplate #soulfood #debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart

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One of eight driftwood books ready for #crafted2018. • I was so surprised when this piece was cut in two to reveal these spectacular insides. Keith Oliver, who helped me with all my wood cuts said it looks like redwood, which makes sense seeing as I found this on the west coast of Vancouver Island. So beautiful! Wish I could have brought more back with me 😏. • • • • • #driftwoodart #islandlife #forage #forager #shopwag debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #driftwood #secretmessage #writersofig #manitobacraft #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart

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Remember all my foraging in August? Finally getting around to using some of the pieces. This piece of driftwood I picked up somewhere along Long Beach on Vancouver Island. Look at that edge!!! • • • • • #driftwood #driftwoodart #crafted2018 #islandlife #debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #mhfy #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart

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We are thrilled to have expanded beyond our Manitoba borders this year to include San Diego based ceramic artist @clayfolder. • Merle has created a wonderful collection of delightful stone diaries. • “Give Bees a Chance” lower right is part of the exhibition @cafepostal. All are available in my online shop which you can link to through my profile. * * * * #bees #bunnies # turtles #nurseryrhymes #peterrabbit debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart

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Many miniatures on this #miniaturemonday as I get ready for #crafted2018. • The artwork I’ve been using as a backdrop these past couple of days is by @sueraegordon. • I can’t stop being mesmerized by it. It’s full of emotion and so am I these days. It resonates with me deeply. • • • • • #debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart

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Hmmmmm ... lots to ponder here in these stone diaries by @jenjohnsonstoneware 🤔. • Head on down to @cafepostal this week to contemplate the complexities of love ❤️. • For those of you not able to make it to the show you can check out all the stone diaries on my website which you can link to through my profile. • • • • • #heartbreak #contemplative #brokenheart #brokenhearted #kintsukuroi debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart

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Hey All! I just made my first IGTV post! Why? Mostly because I’m bit long winded and can never seem to say what I want to say in under a minute. Also … I really wanted to be able to show you guys what is on the inside of the stone diaries. • I’m not 100% sure of how it works exactly but i think you need to check it out in my story (for the next 24 hours) OR link to it through my profile (where it will be permanent). • Let me know what you think. If there’s a specific stone diary that you’d like to see and hear about let me know that as well. • • • • • #debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart #igtv #igtvcommunity #process #stories

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Rich earthy tones on these ones! • @joy.taylor.ceramics @michael.astill.pottery @prairiegirlpottery @joy.taylor.ceramics • Check them out in person @cafepostal exhibition will be up until Friday, October 19th. • Still a good selection available for purchase through the link in our profile. • • • • • #debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart #christmasgift #locatethelocal #shoplocal #supportlocal

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A colourful crew of stone diaries 📚📚📚. • Today would be a perfect day to head down to @cafepostal to check out the Stone Diary Project ☕️ + 📚= 👌. * Seven of these nine colourful stone diaries are still available for purchase (link in profile). * They are also online for those of you who are not in the Winnipeg area (or for those of you who prefer to stay in the coziness of your own home). • Exhibition is on until Friday, October 19th. • @Margerit Roger @valeriemetcalfepottery @mariadeschauer @elise_edge @samsecter @pjandersonceramics @colleenjleduc @clayfolder @kellirey.studio • • • • • #debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart #teachergift #teachergifts #christmasgiftideas #christmasgift #christmasgifts

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I have loved working with ceramics for the Stone Diary Project but it’s feeling really good to work with leather again 🤗. Working on a full compliment of leather sketchbooks/ journals for #crafted2018 at the WAG. • • • • • • #debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart #christmasgifts #christmasgiftideas #shoplocal #supportlocal #leather

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“Huayuan” by @candicering. • “Forest in Autumn” by @valeriemetcalfepottery. • “Flight Plan” by Kelli Rey. “Keepin’ it fresh” by @kilnitpottery • All the stone diaries are available for purchase on my online shop which you can link to in my profile. • • • • • #debrafrances #journals #sketchbooks #thedailywriting #morningpages #journaling #creativespace #doitfortheprocess #bookstagram #booklover #bookworm #bookbinding #makersgonnamake #diary #secretmessage #writersofig #stationaryaddict #stationarylove #shopsmall #shoplocal #winnipeg #booksoninstagram #petitjoys #writerscommunity #bookart #teachergift #teachergifts #christmasgifts #booklover

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