Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Shopping AGAIN!

I have been quite bad yet again! But first let me show you what I received from my MQR secret sister today! Luscious fabrics..with kitties, of course, a "scratch" pad..yes, that is a pun...LOL. And ya think she knows of my bead fetish??? And then, if all that wasn't enough, a package of toys for my babies! How thoughtful is that?! And I'll tell you, they are playing with some of them already and loving them! Thank you so much, dear secret sister, for wonderful, thoughtful gifts.

If you didn't notice, she also sent a postcard she arrived today, separately from the package. She claims it is her first.... hard to believe.... it is fabulous! Thank you for all you have done.

And, now to the shopping part.... for some reason, I seem to be unable to just READ the Sunday joggles newsletter. I always have to buy something. It's very hard though when every Sunday you get this newsletter telling of all the wonderful stuff that's new this week! Yes, I know...I have a disease...LOL!!!

But this is the last of the felting molds....cute, huh?

But my big find this week..also from joggles is this book. Absolutely wonderful! Although it is geared to painting, all of the exercises easily translate to fabric or mixed media. I think this is the best single buy I've made in a while.

Not only does the book have wonderful insight, explanations, and creative exercises, it comes with these "card decks" Whenever you need to stimulate your muse, just pick a card or 3. There are 3 sets, 1 called "doors of awareness" gives themes or subjects for an exercise, 1 called "circles of growth" gives color suggestions, and the other called"windows of opportunity" gives
techniques or approaches that force you to think in new ways. Basically you shuffle the decks and choose 1 card from each. You can make it as simple or complex as you like.

Learning to think and create in new ways is always something valuable.

And a good way to jump start the flow of new ideas when I'm stuck or in a rut. I'm sure this will prove to be a very valuable asset to me.

A great mail day for me!

Have a great night!


  1. I have been just deleting the Sunday newsletter without reading it because I'm determined to use more of the stuff I've bought before buying more.

    The book looks interesting.

  2. Lots of good things!! Shame you don't live closer so we can have some play days.

    That book looks wonderful, too!


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