Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today was such a somber day, reflecting on September 11, 2001 when our country was attacked by terrorists on an unprecedented and unimaginable scale. The people who lost their lives, the bravery of  people who lost their lives while trying to save the lives of others, and the bravery and determination of the people who would not back down in helping to find the people lost in the debris and turmoil in the following hours, days and weeks will never know how their lives touched every American across our nation. The word "hero" just doesn't seem to say enough. I am humbled by the hundreds of law enforcement, firemen, search & rescue, and medical volunteer teams gathered from all 50 states to provide on-site assistance. I just read about someone seeing a stamp that said "adversity revealed our strength." Our way of life has never been the same; I just wish our sense of community and brotherly faith of that time remained today; perhaps our reflections today might encourage that to rise again.

On to a lighter note . . .

I really like how a stamp's image is inked with color and nothing else. Really makes me want to reach for more of those Archival inkpads that are in various delicious colors at the store.

Magenta Stamp 40183K
Memory Box Die (Perched Reed Bird) 98160

by Debbie Gaetz
Should I leave it as simple as this?

by Debbie Gaetz
. . . or should I add this paper flower?
. . . or should I start coloring in the petals?

Let me know what you think and we'll see how the work progresses on this card! Sometimes, the 'group' approach is a fun one.

While working at the store this afternoon, I was reminded to show you some of the new items that have arrived . . .

Wonderful watercolor paper . . . so many uses.
I use it for my handmade book pages, special cards . . .
it would be good for the Pan Pastel - water brush technique.

More Glitter Ritz! from Elizabeth Craft Designs
That yummy glitter that adheres so smoothly and doesn't rub off!
Look at the beautiful colors . . .

Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs

Don't forget that new Candi on the counter!

These clay squishers from Judikins
offer some real opportunity. They're
made for folks using polymer clay;
however, I'm thinking of brayering or
otherwise inking the rubber up,
and laying down some Twinchies.
These are the only 2 packages left from the original order.

Don't forget that the Art 'n Soul Christmas Party is on the afternoon of Sunday, October 23! Make sure your calendar has this "don't wanna miss it" notation on the 23rd.

And I FB'd with John Peterson today. We confirmed a date for his book class . . . Saturday, November 12 from 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. More details to follow. He's in flight right now winging his way back from a weekend of demo'ing in Long Beach, CA.

"A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble;
then you chip away everything that doesn't look like an elephant."
Author Unknown

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