Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday's Art Supply Bonanza; and Diane's Quilts AND Happy Cactus Monday
I told you yesterday that on our way home we stopped at two art supply stores. I had a book and a list and went a bit crazy. It was nice to be in stores that carried better brands than Michael's and to get some quality products. The book I took in with me is one I bought several months ago and have been drooling over it all weekend wanting to make some of the embellishments in it. The book by Sherrill Kahn is Creative Embellishments for Paper, Jewelry, Fabric and More. Her work is to die for. Some of the products I picked up are:100 Chenille Stems; Jacquard Textile paints in 9 colors!; a tube of Art Emboss Aluminum, extra soft embossing metal; 11 Tee Juice Fineliner and thick marking pens for fabric by Jacquard; four Design kneaded rubber erasers for making stamps; three colors of Color Box pigment stamp pads; a packet of 1/2" letter stencils; three sizes of Crystal Clear plastic bags/envelopes for making fabric art embellishments to add to art quilts; a packet of smooth surface artist trading card paper; a packet of ATC sized cellophane bags for mailing ATCs. I also needed Shrink Wrap and asked for it at both stores. They didn't have any but the nice guy working at one of the stores offered to give me a huge armload full that he was going to throw away!!! Wow, what a lifetime supply this is! Thank you nice guy! I now need a heat gun for a lot of my planned projects. Neither store had one. DH thinks he knows where I can get one. Or I'll order on line at the suggested source mentioned in Kahns' book. On Saturday morning before I knew my brother was ill I had driven to Davis to pick up my friend Diane so we could go to the art fair together. But first I stayed to see her latest quilts. Diane is a quilter of MANY YEARS experience. She does most by hand. Some by machine and all of her art is awesome to behold. Beautiful work. Here are just a few. Tomorrow I will post Terry Busse's art display at the fair. Oh, and happy Cactus Monday lest I forget! How could I? Another cactus compliments of cousin Judy's garden!