Saturday, August 3, 2013
Butterflies Are Happiness...
Long ago in a land of crafty I shared about using book pages in my creative endeavors. Nothing fabulous...simply things that make me happy. Upon reading my post, a wonderful new follower offered to send me some books of her father's. He was an avid reader and had many books and some of them in other languages which he enjoyed reading. So Jane of Aralia Jane blog sent me a very generous box of books. I thanked her and sent some simple things I make. However I never really felt like I had done just the right thank you to honor her sharing with me. I finally did what I thought would bring a sense of happy memories to her. I took a page out of a separated book and stamped one of my butterfly stamps onto the page. Then I used my Inktense colored pencils by Derwent (a big treat for me one day as I don't do art very well). I colored the butterfly and then put the page into a frame. Even Mr. C thought it looked quite nice.
This is how I wrapped it in tissue and sealed it with a blue butterfly sticker. Jane has received this and liked it very much. Thank you Jane as now we have become blogging friends and I am very grateful.
When Mr. C had his company he stored lots of literature and "white papers" in this literature rack. Through the years as he has slowly retired I have taken over this rack with my artsy papers and ephemera. It was quite a jumbled mess so I tackled each slot and organized it once again. This is rather neat compared to before. Now I can access my stock of supplies much more easily. All the boxes you see are part of the "shipping room". I was going to be a huge success selling on etsy however that never really came to fruition. Instead we seem to ship lots of car parts back and forth for Mr. C and his projects. A future post.
I also have plans for etsy and am merely procrastinating the tasks I need to get done. More on this later.
So after organizing the paper storage unit this is all I have left to sort through. Not so bad I would say. This pile is so short it actually has sat on my worktable for over a week now and never fallen over, which would be a disaster. Maybe I better stop tempting fate and deal with this bit. Meanwhile I am having a bit of fun in my studio and sewing room. August is a huge birthday month for friends and family so I have been busy getting gifts ready and sent. It feels so wonderful to be productive. I am finding myself whistling while I work...la la la. Or dancing to the very loud music that my stereo seems to play the minute Mr. C leaves to run an errand or visit his car buddies.
Fabric, beads, glitter, glue, thread, paper, stamps, ribbon...oh yeah! What are you playing with in your creative space?
Thank you always for commenting and brightening my days. Welcome to new followers as it opens my blogging world and I so enjoy that.
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