Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Jornaling and cleaning

So the fun fact about my new camera is that if I hold it sideways to take a long picture the picture comes out sideways when I upload it to my blog.  I'm not the first person to complain about it and I do know how to fix it but editing a picture twice isn't the best way to spend my time.  I just have to remember to keep the camera horizontal at all times and I can avoid this problem.  Anyhoo I'm taking part in Traci Bunkers 30 Days of Get Your Art On, a little late but I'm zooming along in my journal.  If I spend all day working in my journal I could finish a whole page but alas that isn't possible or fun so I'll stick to my lazy squeeze it in schedule.  I'll post the finished pages at the end of the week.  I originally snapped this photo to remember the layout once I closed the book. Picture or not it changes throughout the process.

 I have to count up how many things I bought so I can throw out the same number of items when I put these away. We found so many great things at this one house and unfortunalty we ran into a little bit of memories determines price so I wasn't able to get everything I wanted. I settled for this old girl scout notebook,dish (from Denmark), Ledger with only a few pages filled out, embroidery thread, book binding supplies and these blocks  You can't put a price on memories but I had to draw the line at $5 for grandmothers homework. 


I think the blocks are my favorite thing because they are so quirky.  The seller didn't know if his grandad made or bought them. They have a series of fastners on them so you simply push them to keep them together. I didn't know until today that the bag also had the wooden beads that I can wear as a necklace.  These are the same beads that I see in current necklaces so I'm going through my ribbon collection tonight to see what I can put together.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Journaling and lunch with my sister

I was taught not to read at the table but my sister is downloading books to her Kindle so I don't feel bad drawing in my journal while she is distracted.  So happy to have my journal back home safe from  Sommerset Studios so I'm making haste to finish the last 8 pages or so of this 42 page book.  I'm eager to start on the next project.

Weekend fun

Saturday drove up to Los Angles to attend the Renegade Craft Fair.  This is the 3rd time it has been held in Los Angels but they take place in several different locations. It was a very sunny afternoon but we had a great time walking around and drinking everything in.  I enjoyed talking to owners of the blog and online shops that I have only seen online. I have a big list of things I want to order and pleasantly surprised by the level of craftsmanship present. Unfortunately I had just eaten lunch so I wasn't able to visit any of the famous LA food trucks.  http://www.renegadecraft.com/los-angeles

The fair was close to China town at a state park adjacent to a light industrial part of town.  We ended up parking in the farthest point form the fair and were pleasantly  a surprised by the number of things to take pictures of walking to the fair.  This one is close to public transportation and plenty of free parking.  The car above was some sort of garden project but it wasn't clearly labeled so I may do a bit of research to find out more about it.  The giant planter box on the left is repurposed and across the street housed a nice open space with 20 or so boxes filled with flowers and edible plants.

I bought several lovely small pieces of felt from this vendor and I have no idea what I am going to make with them but I have a few ideas floating around all ready.

So many buttons so little time.

I was standing on this little bridge to nowhere and happy to be in a bit of shade and actually feel the wind running through my hair.  So happy to have a nice set of UPPERCASE magazines safely under my arm.  I have been looking at their website for a year but haven't bought the magazine because they are located in Canada and the shipping charges were too high one magazine.  I did find out the one shop in San Diego that carries the magazine so I can stock up on future issues.  I plan on keeping them forever so it's easy enough to justify the book like price.  They were also discounted at the fair so I was a happy camper.  I think a subscription will be my holiday gift to myself.