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Yes, I know - my selection this month is a bit of a cop-out. However, featuring my own work allows me much-needed time to catch up on the Cookier Close-ups for previous site artists, as I don't need to write a Close-up for myself! Yay!

While we're on the subject of overdue Close-ups, here's a brief update on them . . . @Evelindecora's is underway, and I hope to have it posted next week. I have yet to start on those for @Ryoko ~Cookie Ave. and @Bożena Aleksandrow, but I will do so as soon as Evelin's has posted. My guesstimate is that Ryoko's interview will post in June, and Bożena's will post in July. Thanks for your patience, everyone - especially our site artists.

Thanks as well to @Icingsugarkeks (aka Gabi) for making my work look better than it originally was. These cookies are from my March 2021 stencil release (my "Pretty as a Flower" sets, to be exact). You can see them in their original form in this blog post introducing that stencil release. Below, you'll see how Gabi tweaked and combined my various images to turn them into this month's banner and backdrop. As always, she put her own fun spin on them . . . watch closely, and you'll see not one, but two animations in the banner!


That's all for this month! Remember though . . . if you'd like to see your cookies featured (after I've caught up on past Close-ups, that is), the process is easy! Simply read these posts here and here. Site artists not only get their work featured prominently for a full month, but they also get profiled in a forum post like this one and in an in-depth Cookier Close-up interview. All considered, it's a lot of great free PR in exchange for photo sharing! When preparing your site art, please bear in mind that I already have artwork through September 2022, so I am specifically looking for art for October 2022 and beyond. Please also remember that @Icingsugarkeks, our Site Art Stylist, is available to help you get your photos in the right format, so do not hesitate to contact her if you need assistance! You can send her a PM right here on Cookie Connection by clicking on her name (in pink) above.


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  • May 2022 Site Banner: Cookies and Photos by Julia M Usher; Graphic Design by Pretty Sweet Designs and Icingsugarkeks
  • May 2022 Site Background: Cookies and Photos by Julia M Usher; Graphic Design by Pretty Sweet Designs and Icingsugarkeks
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