Feeling Good...

1.15.2007

So, last night I requested some books through our online library system and they are in transit as I sit here typing on the computer to my library...gotta love that! Really pumped at getting my hands on some of these. This is what's on the way to my house: Collage Discovery Workshop by Claudine Hellmuth, Visual Chronicles: the no-fear guide to creating art journals, creative manifestos and altered books by Linda Woods & Karen Dinino, The Mash and Smash Cookbook: fun and yummy recipes any kid can make and Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. Some that I wanted and the library doesn't have yet are: A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005 Annie Leibovitz , Collage Unleashed by Traci Bautista and The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery by Karen Michel...(sigh), guess I'll just have to wait! God knows that I've got lots of other reading to do.

Had a very nice visit this weekend with a friend here in town. Discovered that she is into scrapping, card crafting and photography! She actually had a booth in an art fair last summer and was inquiring whether or not I might be interested in joining her! It's so fun to be around someone else that's passionate about creating as much as I am...she has a little boy who is 1 and a half so Zoesie was happy to have someone to play with as well. Very nice morning for us both and a good start to the weekend.

Saturday Ethan, Zoey and I traveled to Sayner and did some exploring there. Checked out their library, discovered a very cool art supply store, (okay, I knew about this before traveling to Sayner!), some other neat little shops and totally by accident we discovered a sweet little white clapboard church...the smallest church that I've ever seen, completely operational with Sunday services and everything and what really got me was that there were little candles lit in every window! It was so sweet and charming and made me feel all warm and cozy inside. Who needs fancy stained glass and temples to praise the Lord...one of the things that I remember most about attending church camp was the services held in the chapel and the sound of all our voices together with just bare bones acoustics accompanied. Gives me chills just thinking about it. I imagine the sound of people's voices singing in that church is quite similar. Wish I had taken a picture...would have been a neat one.

And then last night after logging on to the old computer I discovered that Emily Falconbridge commented on my mini journal! I am pretty excited and flattered! Made me feel really good...also to have other fellow scrappers commenting as well. Pretty neat community of people out there if I do say so myself! -j

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