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Tomorrow, y'all! We'll be in Denver at 46th &Tennyson from 9-4. Just think how cute you'll look strolling the market with your bundle of paper flowers. Very Instagrammable. 👌

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I'll be at the summer Horseshoe this Saturday with paper flowers and book art. Who's going?

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Sat 9:00 AM MDTHorseshoe Craft & Flea MarketDenver, CO
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Just listed this Jane Austen flower bundle. It's pretty swoon worthy, if I do say so myself.

Six flowers on 18" stems - 1 ranunculus, 1 peony, 1 white rose (with bud), 3 book roses Made from multiple novels by Jane Austen, including Pride and Prejudice Individually handmade with fine crepe paper, book paper, and floral wire Hand-tinted accents on ranunculus and peony Fully-finished stems wi...
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I put 36 book paper roses in the mail today. Can't wait for them to arrive at their new homes. Who's next?

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It's here! My new website is soft launching today, with about twenty products ready to go. Visit it at http://jhtatroe.myshopify.com.

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Just a heads up... J.H. Tatroe will be closed from May 23 through June 8. Get your orders in this week to be shipped before the break.

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Who's going to my blooming book workshop this Sunday? You'll need to register by emailing kelsey@wolverinefarm.org or calling 970-682-2590. If too few people sign up in advance, we'll have to cancel!

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Want to learn some of my crafty secrets? I'll be hosting a workshop at the Wolverine Farm Publick House on March 26. Space is limited, so reserve early!

I'm filling baskets and baskets with flowers for the My Funny Valentine Market. This Saturday!

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February 6

The amazingly talented J.H. Tatroe will be here on Saturday with beautiful crepe paper and book page flowers. We are seriously in love with these peonies. Come on down to the My Funny Valentine Market from 10-4pm and see them for yourself!

I want to see your luscious, literary lives! Tag your shelfies, your bookstore runs, your reading nooks, and your tottering piles of to-be-reads with #mybookishlifestyle for some community love and a chance to be featured.

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"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." -- E.B. White

As an artist and writer, my work falls squarely on the savoring side of the scale, but there are moments when waking up and satisfying that desire, without acknowledging the other responsibil...ity, would be to fall on the wrong side of history. I am privileged to have this daily dilemma, to have a life not solely focused on surviving. I wish that that everyone were lucky enough to have that privilege, but because that's not the case, I'm speaking out. Banning refugees to the United States is wrong. Closing our doors to immigrants because of their religion is wrong. And not raising one's voice in response to injustice is not only wrong, but un-American.

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J.H. Tatroe added 7 new photos to the album: #100DaysofPaperPlants Week 3.
January 29

Plenty of peonies this week.

J.H. Tatroe added 7 new photos to the album: #100DaysofPaperPlants Week 2.
January 22

Part of the 100 Days Project. Some of these will be hitting the shop in the near future, some are simply experiments. What are your favorites?

I'm not planning to do many markets outside of the holidays this year, but I'll be at Wolverine Farm on February 11 with flowers and flowers and more flowers.

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It's Edgar Allan Poe's birthday. You can celebrate by giving yourself ten minutes to watch Neil Gaiman read "The Raven" by candlelight next to a fireplace. https://youtu.be/2jSHKPp-66w

The Worldbuilders charity passed its stretch goal of a million dollars, so I lit a whole bunch of candles, put on a coat once worn by a dead brother in the S...
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J.H. Tatroe added 3 new photos to the album: Storm Country Polly.
January 15

It's the end of the first week of my #100daysofpaperplants, and the first week's work has finally come together. This 1920s novel, "Storm Country Polly" has exploded with paper leaves and blooms.

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#100daysofpaperplants Day 6: Repeat, repeat, repeat. When I was a teenager, I went to a Degas exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Degas, it turns out, was obsessive. He painted the same dancers in the same poses over and over and over. He painted them in wild colors and with variations in technique, but he kept painting them. At the time, I though it made for an incredibly boring exhibit, but it stuck with me. Mastery requires repetition. So that's what I did today. I made more of the same. (The flowers on the right are real, but I did work on more paper ones today, practicing some new paint and finishing techniques.)

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