Monday, November 30, 2015

Women of Note

Well, Howdy!
I'm hoping you all had a nice Thanksgiving feast or whatever you might celebrate at this time!

The art show and the craft fair I participate in are over now. I made a modest amount selling my art pieces and greeting cards and my "WOMEN of NOTEbooks."  Women of Note--I chose Eleanor Roosevelt, Annette Kellerman, Sojourner Truth, Madame Sherri, and a couple of Queens of the World.

Annette Kellerman,
Pioneered one piece swim suits.
Arrested for indecency

It started with those cute little versions of the composition books sold at Staples.  They have covers that beg to be decorated.  A little rubber cement or the blue glue (Martha S), trim it neatly, rounding the corners and repeat on the back. I put the portraits on the front and a little blurb about each on on the back, along with my business name.  I didn't take any pictures of the notebooks, but am enclosing some of the women here.

Become Queen of your own World.

Annette and Queens were the first ones I collected and I loved their spunkiness, prompting me to find a few more strong and interesting women:

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"
Eleanor was one of the most pro-active First Ladies in history. I have always admired her.

"The spirit calls me and I must go."
Sojourner Truth traveled the country speaking against slavery, for women's rights, suffrage,
religious freedom and pacifism.

And then there's Madame Sherri. With a background in Paris and NY theater, Madame Sherri built a castle in Chesterfield, VT in 1931. She and her friends lived a life of parties and scandal. Her castle burned to the ground in 1962 leaving the ruins, including an arched stone staircase in Madame Sherri’s Forest. It appears to be haunted with the remnants of music and party sounds.

Look up their stories in the links above. Seek your own heroes!

Have a great week!


  1. Hi Sherry, I'm glad to see you posting again. The women you've chosen for the notebooks are all very interesting. Glad you had a good art show/craft fair. Happy holidays!


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