Thursday, June 07, 2012
My Dick Blick order that came while we were chatting yesterday. ;)
Gold Winsor Newton ink and Calligraphy ink. I've been out of gold for over a year. My favorite thing to add when I make the watercolor bookmarks. I had the regular bronze-colored gold ink and finally used up the bottle that might have been older than my son, Dagan! Decided to order the calligraphy gold, too. That looks like fun! Such a bright yellow-gold!
Then I got some mediums (for collage) and a small bottle of Dick Blick white acrylic (to try out their brand--and for the bottle so I can refill it--LOL!).
Since I couldn't find white detail or extra fine embossing powder at that Craftology.com through Amazon--Dick Blick only carries this Zing. I've never had Zing embossing powder so I don't know how finely ground it is. If it doesn't work well on the doilies and lace stamps I'll have to try and search out some super fine white someplace else.
Believe it or not I saw somebody someplace on YouTube using an eraser-board white marker on a collage. It wasn't expensive, so I got one of those...
...and then two leafing pens. The cheaper Painter's gold one works great. The expensive Krylon copper one...dull. Never buy that brand again. It cost about three times more, too!
I can't believe how lucky I have been lately!! I also won a handmade potholder kitchen towel from Mare on her blog--Adventures In The Ballpark. She even asked me what color I would like...and since I just went red...:) Isn't that cute? Thanks, Mare!!
Well, I made it over to Dagan and Leah's last night. I think this is what Karma did most of the time I was gone. ;)
Leah's younger sister, Ariel, has been living with them for while now. Dagan picked me up because Leah had a chiropractor appointment after work and he got off a little early. Ariel and her friend were playing Halo. Dagan and I checked out the paper making supplies. I did think I could manage to fit it in over here. Then we went up to the office and Dagan packed books. I labeled with a Sharpie marker and taped them shut.
I decided that, since we won't be doing anything with the etsy shop until probably long after they are moved and settled in (next summer maybe) and I am out of everything again (cards and bookcards)--I decided to take mine home with me. That way I can try to focus on the artwork and not have to spend time making cards for a while. TaDa! Can always make new cards to sell when the time comes that we get the shop going again.
Ariel made dinner for us--a green bean and corn casserole that was really good. She even did part with regular hamburger and part with soy hamburger (her friend was a vegetarian, too). Dagan was regaling us with stories of his college trip to Europe...and the night flew by. Next thing Dagan was bringing me home with four of the paper making boxes.
I have room to fit them up in the bedroom closet. Don't you love the one marked "Dead Plants"? LOL!
On Sunday afternoon Dagan and Leah plan to come over to put up the velcro on the porch screen. Unless it's raining, of course--then we'll try for Tuesday. When they come over they'll bring the rest of the supplies with them. There's quite a bit more odds and ends for the paper making in tubs and smaller boxes. We'll have to see how the weather is. At present, they are predicting thunderstorms on Sunday.
This afternoon is the random inspection. I've never been chosen, but I'm always ready just in case. Which only means I make sure I'm not in my nightgown and the cat toys are picked up--LOL! I'll make sure I put the new stack of boxes up in the closet, though. I have enough stacks of boxes for various projects piled here and there already. That will do me in for today, even though the boxes are quite light. In fact, if it weren't for the possible inspection I'd never move those boxes today--LOL! R&R day, for sure.
Thinking of you all!
Best wishes--always! :):)
"For listening to the stories of others...is a kind of water that breaks the fever of our isolation. If we listen closely enough, we are soothed into remembering our common name."