~Photograph by Whitney Justesen
“I keep opening my doors and life keeps getting in. It blows in with the autumn winds and sits still with the heat of summer then sneaks silently through the keyhole, dragging moonlight with it, waking me, tapping me on my sleeping shoulders, whispering I should get up, there are stars out there waiting for a waltz, music playing, get up, get up. Sometimes I do. Life understands when I don’t.” ~D. Smith Kaich Jones, from the pages of Bella Grace.
~Photographs by: Jovo Jovanovic, Madelyn Mulvaney, Kelly Letky
Madelyn Mulvaney, D. Smith Kaich Jones, Erica Schneider
Johanna Love, Madelyn Mulvaney, Dianne Poinski
With a folding, book-jacket cover, Bella Grace — from the get-go — showcases breathtaking images with heartfelt quotes that do more than just inspire the imagination, they rouse the heart. Perhaps our most ambitious project to date, we were definitely not kidding when we said we wanted to touch the souls of our readers through beautifully penned stories and striking photography. Join us for a collection of thoughtful musings, personal stories, and simply exquisite images, and then add your own thoughts to the interactive pages of this one-of-a-kind magazine.
The Bella Grace Blog Hop
We’re so excited about the release of Bella Grace that we’ve invited a number of well-known authentic living artists, writers, photographers, and bloggers to join us for a very special blog hop event that will take place all throughout the month of August. In honor of the first volume of what we know is going to become a beloved publication, we’re asking our friends to share their own Bella Grace-inspired stories, poetry, photographs, and art. Best of all, each and every one of our co-hosts will be giving away a copy of this stunning magazine, which means our lovely readers have even more chances to win their own free issue.
STAY TUNED and CHECK BACK REGULARLY:
Nearly every weekday during August, a new contributor will be posting their own blog post (on their own blog), and we will include a link here! Come back to check newly unlocked links and discover these new blog posts for even more chances to win your own free copy of Bella Grace.
Friday August 8th — Jennifer DeVille Catalano: Wild About Flowers
Monday August 11th — Jennifer McGuiggan: Verbal Snapshots
Thursday August 14th — Kelly Letky: An Ordinary Artist
Friday August 15th — Jillian Lukiwski: Anywhere the Wind Will
Tuesday August 19th — Christine Mason Miller: Whomp, Whomp, Whomp, and a Bella Grace Give Away
Wednesday August 20th — Hannah Marcotti: A Letter to Your Forgiveness
Thursday August 21st — Susan Tuttle: Bella Grace: Joy of Everyday Photography
Friday August 22nd — Sylvia Stefanova: Life is an Adventure
Monday August 25th — D. Smith Kaich Jones: Sweet Nothings
Tuesday August 26th — Deb Taylor: Simple Things
Wednesday August 27th — Cathryn Mezzo: The Beautiful Game
Thursday August 28th — Bella Cirovic: Everything Divine, Magic in the Ordinary
Friday August 29th — Susannah Conway: For the Love of Paper
Monday September 1st — Becky Shander: Green Adventure
Thursday September 4th — Mindy Lacefield: Bella grace Blog Hop
Monday September 8th — Junelle Jacobsen: I can Smell the Sunshine in this Place
Thursday September 11th — Mou Saha: Light and Dark
Monday September 15th — Becky Stewart: The Best Beauty Secret
Thursday September 18th — Olga Sledlecka: Under the Harvest Moon
Monday September 22nd — Staci Austin-Ducharme: Grateful for the Extrordinary on an Ordinary Day
Thursday September 25th — Kelly Rae Roberts: A Couple of REALLY Cool Things I Had to Share
Monday September 29th — Silvia Mulazzani: Bella Grace Blog Hop and Giveaway
Call to Participate:
Have you read Bella Grace? Were you inspired to take photographs, to write poetry, to paint a picture? Whatever it is we want to see it! Post your project in a blog post titled “Bella Grace Blog Hop” and link back to this page and leave us a comment below to jump aboard the blog hop bandwagon. You might actually end up being added to our Blog Hop Link List! We can’t wait to see how our readers celebrate life’s beautiful adventure!
Posted: Thursday, August 7th, 2014 @ 1:15 pm
Categories: Artful Living.
Tags: Bella Grace, blog hop.
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