Friday, February 28, 2014

All Good Things Must Come to an End...

...and so it is with the fabulous, February of Fridays with the Great ReMe Blog Hop.  Today is the day!  But we will not go quietly into that good night *nay, NAY!* -- we are going out with a BANG!

Throughout the month, the organizers of ReMe Retreats have reveled in sharing with you how we incorporate the central message of Rest-Relax-Renew in our day-to-day lives as well as what our Motto means to us with regard to the ReMe Experience.  As much fun as that has been, we didn't want the sharing to end just because the month is over...  We are happy to introduce an all new 'nook on the net' where we can share more ReMe goodness:  our shiny, new, inspiration-packed Pinterest Board!

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We are celebrating the latest outlet for ReMe goodness by wrapping up this month of hopping and sharing with one last round of incredible giveaways.  So...  let's get hoppin'!

Upcycled, Handmade Ol' school Journals
Unique, Handy Organizational storage
Here at Thoughts Askance, I have one of my fun, Note & Sketch UH*Os (aka Upcycled, Handmade Ol'school Journals).  These retro-inspired notebooks feature covers constructed from actual 5.25 in. floppy disks (front) and diskette mailers (back) -- providing instant pockets to keep up with the bits and pieces one is bound to encounter on any good creative romp.  The pages are designed *and printed and lovingly cut* by yours truly (based on feedback from actual users), with the front sides mimicking wide ruled legal paper and the back sides blank -- wide open for sketching or free-form note-taking.  Heavy-weight, 24 pound paper makes for the ideal work surface:  thick enough to take broad strokes from your favorite writing implement (be that a dainty ball point, a free-flowing fountain pen, or the big fat marker that was the closest thing to hand when inspiration found you)!

The giving doesn't stop here, tho'...  *not by a long shot!*  Be sure you take your hopping to heart, today -- there are treasures to be found (and WON) at every stop. The Grand Prize over at the ReMe Blog is a marvel to behold!  We are pulling out all the stops, and offering a TRIO of original works to one lucky winner. That's right, gentle reader!  Not one, not two, but THREE lovely, hand wrought creations from the ReMe Founders/Hosts/Instructors!  The winner of this weeks Grande Finale Drawing will receive a Rest-Relax-Renew, stamped copper necklace from Jean Skipper, AND an original painting from Jodi Ohl, AND canvas-cover journal from me!  Hop over to the Blog for photos and additional information.

Visit the ReMe Blog for the details of the Grande Finale Giveaway!
Entering is easy:
   (1)  Leave a comment.  Tell us your favorite discovery from the Blog Hop, or your favorite thing about Pinterest.
   (2)  For a bonus entry, share this blog post with your friends through any social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) and leave another comment here -- just let us know that you shared, and where you did it.

Easy enough, right?  ...but we're not through, yet!  *what? WHAT?*  Follow the handy links provided below to see what my creative cohorts have in store for the 4th Friday fun.
Enter anytime this weekend (by midnight Sunday, March 2nd).  All of the winners will be announced on Monday, March 3rd.  Be sure to visit with us again then for the Big News!  Here's another nifty-cool thing you can do to make sure you don't miss out on any of the happenings with ReMe:  sign up for our Newsletter.  Our subscribers get all the juicy details of new offerings and additions to the ReMe roster before anyone else!  *in Literature, they call this "foreshadowing" -- we just call it a big ol' hint, because we have even more creative collaborations in the works!*

Thanks for visiting, and hopping, and sharing!

Onward & Upward,

 - p

Words of wisdom for today:

"For pleasure has no relish
unless we share it."

                                         - Virginia Woolf

Photo Notes:
   ReMe Banner  - created by yours truly
  Pinterest Logo  - from Pinterest
   UH*Os  - taken with Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS1  - collage created in Pic Monkey
Jean, Penny, and Jodi - from Facebook profile photos (effects applied in PaintShop Pro X2)

*All photos can be seen in a larger size by clicking on them*


  1. Congratulations on yet another successful endeavor! You, Jean and Jodi are a formidable team, and I know the ReMe retreats will be fantastic. A loud, rollicking Brava to all of you!

    1. Many thanks, Michelle! It makes all the difference in the world to have supportive friends on the sidelines sheering us on :)

  2. Gosh your ReMe Retreats look like so much fun! The best discovery is realizing that you can bring artist together to have fun creating art!

    1. Thank you, Barbara! We have been a long time in the 'planning stages' and are beyond excited for our inaugural event in May! *...and absolutely GIDDY at returning in October!* Please do keep in touch -- we'd love to have you join us!

  3. I have actually learned a lot already from the posts about how to nourish my creative soul, but I was really touched by the post that Jean wrote for this part of the hop on reaching out to others. I think the world would be a better place if we all took the time to do this more often! Thanks for some wonderful food for thought and for giving me the dream of attending on of the retreats some day!

    1. Quite right, Maureen! Jean's words hit close to home for me too, this week. It is our hope that our efforts through the offerings of ReMe can do a little toward the end goal of encouraging folks to 'share the love.' We will dream of having you with us at a future event!

  4. I don't know if we are supposed to say it here or only at the Re-Me site, but I shared on both Pinterest and FB! Thanks.

    1. Sharing, ANYwhere, is GREAT! ...congratulations on your win!

  5. I'm really looking forward to ReMe in October! I met you briefly at Chicago CREATE on vendor's night. Looking forward to working out of my comfort zone with you and Jean. I've been a student of Jodi's many times.

    1. Lynn, I look forward to having more less hectic time to get reaquainted, in October -- SO happy you will be joining us!
      OH -- think of it as EXPANDING your comfort zone! I have had many students who have never made a book before, and once we reveal the mysteries 'behind the curtain' they are ecstatic with the new knowledge. We'll have a GRAND time!


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