Monday, December 17, 2012

Impulse Buy that Turned out to be Way Cool!

I'm pretty good about buying crap that very soon gets ignored. I guess that's probably true of many people. I shop at the thrift store generally, so at least I'm buying cheap clothing when the urge to buy an outfit that would look great if I would just lose 5 lbs makes it into my cart. I was shopping recently at Amazon--btw, I had a goal this year not to shop there for a variety of reasons, but I needed to buy an interesting Frisbee for the man that has it all--and I clicked around and landed on this book (their "you would like this" feature is very accurate and well, kinda creepy).

Bottom line
This impulse buy was AWESOME!
Surface Treatment Workshop: Explore 45 Mixed Media Techniques by Darlene Olivia McElroy and Sandra Duran Wilson arrived in the mail last week and when I opened the box my heart did a little flip. I didn't want to skim the pages, I wanted to have a chunk of time to digest the entire book from end to end, so I had to wait a few days. If you are into collage and you have a few techniques under your belt for creating interesting surfaces and textures, but don't have 45 of them, this book is for you! I could go on and on about how incredible it is--I'll be posting my creative trials and errors soon enough--but one thing that I especially liked about this technique book was their archival rating on each approach.

Grateful Thoughts
With this new heaviness from Sandy Nook, I am especially aware of my desire to seek the peace and joy within the noise. One song/chant, that our church sings when the kids run off to religious eduction, is very meditative and I hope you like it: When I breathe in, I breathe in peace, when I breathe out, I breathe love. I wish I could find the music so you know how it goes, but it's beautiful spoken as well.

Be wonderful. 

1 comment:

dawn said...

oh oh. Of course I "need" this.