The show is this weekend and a variety of artists, many local, will be showing their work. As always, it promises to be a really inspiring event.
I'm thrilled to tell you that this year I've been accepted as one of the artists in the show! I'll have book cover pieces as well as vintage ephemera books, and I'll be there throughout the show.
If you're able to attend, I would love to see you there.
Address & hours:
3925 W 69th Terrace in Prairie Village Kansas. The store is in the Prairie Village shopping area which faces Mission road.
I hope to see you this weekend; a friendly face is always welcome to calm those nerves!
Much excitement in our family - my nephew and his wife welcomed their new baby. Ivy seems very happy to meet Phoebe!
I sent a letter to Ivy a few weeks ago about being a big sister - because her Gran is my big sister. This is what I wrote:
I’m getting very excited that you’ll be a big sister soon. I want to tell you some things you may not know yet about little sisters.
Little sisters think that big sisters are just about the most important people in the whole world. When Phoebe meets you, she’ll look up to you and you’ll be her hero.
She’ll probably like everything you do and she’ll want to do it too. Sometimes this can be a bit tiring for the big sister.
Phoebe will watch you a lot to see what you’re doing. She’ll want to see what you eat and what you wear and what toys you play with. She’ll want to be like you.
I know these things because I have a big sister and she is still one of my favorite people, even though we’re pretty old now.
This is a picture of us when we were little girls.
I love you,
Iy wasn't too interested in the letter or picture, but her Mom liked it (and so did her Gran - my sister Roni).
Ok, I admit - I'll horribly late on the Logomachy card discs I posted about. My excuse involves my old scanner vs. my new scanner and my inability to figure out the little idiosyncrasies of the new one. Thus, the cards are coming out different colors. Heavy sigh...
In the meantime, I've tracked down a 4th style of these cards and I'll be including them on the discs. It's a sweet image, so I imagine we'll find things to do with them.
I splurged and bought a Crop-a-Dile Big Bite Punch. I am in love. Punched holes in 10 sets of book covers in like 15 minutes.
Cynthia had a bunch of great ephemera packed away, like WW2 love letters, loads of cabinet cards, sheet music and game cards. I'll be de-stashing her on eBay & Etsy as I dig through it all.
I think that's everything for me...what are you up to?
I found this atlas on eBay a few years ago...
It is in amazingly bad condition...
It was published in 1899.
Parts of these pages are salvageable - in places.
But turn a few more pages...
And you start to find pages in much better condition...
There are wonderful small images as well as full page maps...
The subdued greens and golds are unusual for an atlas.
The maps are tipped in and there are images on every side.
I've only seen one other copy of this book. It was in good condition and sold for about 10 times what I paid for this one.
This atlas is probably the most damaged book I own...but still one of my favorites!
I cleaned up my art table today and sorted my supplies. I rearranged so that the things I use frequently are close at hand, and the things I never use are moved into boxes. Time to destash at Etsy I think.
I played a little with my paints and gold markers and new stamps, did a couple journal pages and made some backgrounds.
These are pictures of my favorite - a little busier and more colorful than my usual style. It was fun to just experiment and play.
Consider this the obligatory disclaimer that metallics don't photograph well.