The new washi paper from Aitoh is at the store. So far, the comments have been favorable . . . to summarize, they're beautiful!
I was trying to use just one photo, but
the width was too much to capture it all;
however, I'm thinking I like this photo for a different purpose.
So, take a look below to see the close-ups.
They arrived in the large sheet size, so they are sold as half that size to offer you more variety in the projects you want to use washi paper. Right now, they're on the back table at the store.
And ribbons arrived from May Arts today that I ordered at CHA . . . some are a re-order and some are new. Take a look!
|I loved the lace look . . .|
|The baker's twine comes in more colors but all|
of the other colors I ordered were out-of-stock; so we'll
I wanted to show you how sheer and soft these new
two-sided ribbons are. They are light as a feather.
|The lens was a little more 'defining' than I'd like;|
the orange an black ribbons are silk. And did you
notice how sheer the green ribbon is?
|This ribbon has been very popular at the store,|
and I was happy to see it came in additional colors.
|This wire-edge ribbon is so light and I love the shimmer it gives off.|
The Art 'n Soul Journal Club met Friday afternoon. It's been a couple of months since I've hooked up with them. I have to tell you, I was blown away by what they're doing! Totally!
This first set of pics is an interesting exchange project between Gloria and Judy. They took their first names and looked up the meaning of their name. Gloria and Judy then took that definition and made the start of a book about themselves.
Gloria's name means 'glory." And this is the front cover of her book.
|The back cover of Gloria's book.|
Judy's name means "praise." This is the front cover of her book.
|I enlarged the pic so you could read the text.|
|Knowing how artistically talented Judy is,|
I'm sure she drew this free-hand.
Four of the club members also worked on a shared project. Each were asked to make two pages to an 8x8 book that best represented their favorite place and/or thought for each of the other 3 gals. (Where I enlarged the photos, it was only to let you read any text on that page.)
by Cindy Sharp
|Max was Cindy's best four-legged friend and, unfortunately, she lost Max|
last year. Her loving memories of Max are shown here.
|by Judy Daugherty, who loves bears!|
by Gloria Walker
|I had to show you how Gloria 'thatched' the roofs!|
by Sam Lee
|Sam remembers that every circus act always|
begins with, "Ladies and gentleman . . ."
|I love how Sam incorporated her entangling into the elephant.|
|by Kathi Peterson|
I'm going to show what's inside in the next posting.
|(a work in progress) by Sam Lee|
|by Judy Daugherty . . . a work in progress.|