Okay--I apologize--this post keeps growing on me--LOL! I'll be lucky if I finish it today--hehe! Some of you may remember that one of my early coptic journals was made from this thick red leather that was in Leah's leather scrap bag purchase. I had to dig it out and show you. This is one of my darlings that I have been unable to actually use, to be honest. Here she is...
...filled with 140 lb. watercolor paper...
...complete with mistakes made while learning coptic stitching.
I just love her!
That's when I searched and found Volcano Arts online. They were the only place I could find back then that had longer eyelets that could go through this thick leather.
She just needed eyelets, right?
My little red darling. And she is little. Only 4 3/4 by 6 inches. (All my first journals were quite small.) I tucked her safely away from my clumsy, juicy-watercoloring hands. Maybe the time has come to very carefully kill my darling? ;)
What a journey this morning!
I watched Derek on Netflix streaming and have been thinking a lot about kindness...
Okay! I'd better stop right here and now before I go off on another tangent or something triggers another memory--ROFL! Have a wonderful week!! Do you have a hard time killing your darlings? Do you have favorite things you love too much to use? ;)
I think I have posted this quote before, but I do love it.
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
Philo of Alexandria