Wednesday, June 25, 2008


....yeah, so that word makes me think of Carly Simon's song. In fact, I will probably need to go listen to it before I leave this morning.

I placed an order for some art books last week. Two of them arrived yesterday. Oh!!! They are GREAT. One of them is geared for getting kids creating. "The Creative Family" by Amanda Blake Soule. My girls are both really creative, but the boys just don't seem too interested. Although, sometimes, if I have a "group project" in progress, both Ryan and Alex might join in, but usually, in the conception stages, they have no interest. They just usually don't put much brain power into thinking about being vcreative on their own. There are some fun ideas that I can't wait to try. Oh! and Yes! Quincy ALWAYS loves to jump right in and has no fear of being creative.

The OTHER book that arrived yesterday: "Kaleidoscope" by Suzanne Simanaitis really got my creative gears cranking. I don't know why but even to smell the pages makes me happy. That paper smells soooooooo good! And the cover has a neat matte and glossy mix. So there is even the element of touch there. All the pages are filled with very visually stimulating images. I read most of the book last night before I fell asleep and had a hard time putting it down.

So back the anticipation piece....I eagerly anticipate the arrival of one other book and a periodical. Hopefully they will be here SOON! I can't wait to get my hands on them to devour them, too!


Dot said...

Hi there lovely lady!

What a great surprise to see a comment from you on my blog today!

I am so thrilled you found me and that you have discovered Dotee dolls too.

You were always one of my favorite pcf's.

Would love to hear from you and catch up.

My email address is:

Big hugs to you special lady xoxox

Java Venus said...

I am so thrilled to have found you, too! I have a plan for my swap dotee doll and would love to send you one, too! Will you e-mail me privately with your snail mail addy so I can share with you, too!

Do you blog often? I try to update regularly...and I realllly like this blog so far so I'm sure i will be around here a bit.

It was neat to see pictures of your mosaicked table! I think you had just started mosaicking when you left the PCF's. I have tried my hand at it, too and really enjoy it. I'll have to share some pictures of my mosaic projects with you!

I really am glad you wrote back!

Your friend Jacky seems really friendly! Maybe if either ofyou tow hosts a swap that spans internationally, you could let me know! I'm always up for art swaps!