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I have something exciting to share with you! I really can’t wait to get this going- I think it’s going to be a lot of fun and I hope that you will join in!

I have been trying to think of ways to get YOU, my dear friends and readers, involved in my e-magazine.  If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while, you know that I LOVE putting together my e-mag- it’s a lot of work, but it’s also so much fun. I love coming up with ideas and then putting them all together, making the projects and recipes, laying out the pages… the entire process is creative and challenging and that’s why I enjoy it so much. ( You can see previous issues here. )

Anyway… one of my favorite things in the magazine has been my relatively new feature, the designer/artist interviews. I was thinking, wouldn’t it be fun if I could feature everyone- because you get a little glimpse of my life through my blog, but I would love to get a little glimpse into yours. So here is what we’re going to do…

Send me a photo of your Favorite Thing About Summer. It can be your favorite place, food, your kids or grandkids taking part in their favorite pastime, a favorite family vacation photo- whatever! Whatever brings “summer” to mind for you.

Butterfly- Jacquelynne Steves

Farmers Market- Jacquelynne Steves

You can see some sample photos on this page- for me, summer means having my feet in the sand, visiting farmer’s markets, and enjoying my garden. For my daughter, it is having barbecues and hanging out with her friends.

My daughter's friend, Rachel, clowning around!

My daughter’s friend, Rachel, clowning around!

And – there will be a prize – because that just makes it all the more fun! My esteemed panel of judges and I (aka me and my daughters!) will choose our favorite photo. Domestic and international entries are eligible! The prize will be a bundle of digital books and patterns. (Yay! Summer stitching and crafting fun!)

Your photos don’t have to be super-artsy or professional! Just show me your idea of Summer!

Just a few guidelines:

There are several ways to submit your photo:

  • *Post it on MY Facebook page with the hashtag #TheArtOfSummer2014
  • *Post it on YOUR Facebook timeline with the hashtag and mention me #TheArtOfSummer2014 @Jacquelynne Steves
  • *Post it on Instagram with the hashtag and mention me #TheArtOfSummer2014 @jacquelynnesteves
  • *Post it on Twitter with the hashtag and mention me #TheArtOfSummer2014  @jacquelynnes
  • *Pin it to one of your Pinterest boards with the hashtag and mention me #TheArtOfSummer2014  @jacquelynnesteves
  • *Send me your photo via email to . PLEASE reduce your photo so that it is under 1000kb (1mb). Put “The Art Of Summer” in the subject line. Please email ONLY if you are not posting to any social media platforms.

(Make sure the hashtag is spelled EXACTLY right so I can find your photo! You may want to copy & paste it from this post.)

You are free to post your photo on more than one social media platform! Have fun on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest by searching the hashtag #TheArtOfSummer2014 and see what others are up to!

They need to be YOUR photos! Please don’t send/post photos which you don’t own/have the right to.

They can be photos from previous summers- you don’t have to take new photos just for this event.

You can send up to TWO PHOTOS per person.

Entries are due by Tuesday, July 8, 2014.

I can’t wait to see what you send me! 

If this goes well, we will do it again for the next issue. Depending on how many entries I get, I will include some or all of the photos in the next issue.

By the way- yes! I am working on a Summer Issue! And I have a couple of “angels” helping me out. You will want to be sure to get subscribed so you can see if your photo is in the magazine. You can sign up for your FREE subscription by filling out the box in the upper right of this page, or you can click here. Oh, and when you sign up, you get a FREE gift- a special issue of The Art of Home which is just for Subscribers only :)

Simple Pleasures free emagazine- Jacquelynne Steves

And make sure you tell your friends, let’s make this a big summer party!!


Quote-SummerAfternoon-beach Photo- Jacquelynne Steves



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