Wednesday, November 7
Glitter, Grunge and a Mea Culpa. . .
My friend Cari, says she firmly believes that glitter and grunge can live happily together. In fact, she may just stitch that on a pillow! I'll be meeting Cari and 124 others in Omaha tomorrow when I get to Silver Bella -- the event I've been waiting for since June!It takes hard work to obtain grunge. Just ask Judy Wilkenfeld. See what came in the mail for me today -- all the way from "down under" and Judy's wonderful etsy shop! These rusted elements are going to Silver Bella with me, so we'll see if glitter and grunge truly can live happily together. I'll be sleeping with these under my pillow, so don't get any ideas.Look what else came from Judy! This beautiful old bible was printed in London by Eyre and Spottiswoode who were printers to “The Queen's most Excellent Majesty.” The date says 1804. It was hand-inscribed to Miss E P Hall in 1892.It was a good mail day.This little beauty came from Geraldine Newfry. It is the third book I've gotten from Gerri's etsy shop, and I have two more on the way. I really love her little book gems, but I have yet to actually write in one. Maybe once I have 10 or 12!I have been writing in this one though, and worked a little on its cover this afternoon.I've also been working on this little journal box (which will hold one of Gerri's books). I have been so inspired by Laurie Mika's book Mixed Media Mosaics. This box top is not finished, nor are any of the tiles even glued down yet, but I am filling the spaces.I am so very late in acknowledging and passing on the wonderful You Make Me Smile award I received from Sue Pieper last month. Forgive me Sue! I hope I still make you smile!For now, I've got to finish packing for Silver Bella. I'll be needing these!