While it seems slow at Boomdeeadda, it hasn’t really been quiet in the craftroom or around town. I always have a number of balls in the air.
Not to mention surviving a couple of major snow storms. Ya, it might look pretty but it takes twice as long to get anywhere. You’ve got all these clothes to get on and then you might even need extra help just getting going.
Then, as luck would have it, I was driving thru a snowy parking lot when a lady backed into Mr B’s car. Now you’d think that a person might get really annoyed. Believe me, I had planned to. After a previous bad experience where the guy was a con, I hopped out right away to get pictures, a witness and exchange insurance details.
Then something unexpected and lovely happened. This lady turned out to be the sweetest person ever 😀 Alice was very apologetic and worried if I was ok. Get this, I was at the Antique Mall ! I know, hard to believe right? 😀 A week later, with estimate in hand, Alice and I met for coffee. Two and a half hours into a great ol’ chit-chat I asked Alice if I was holding her up, “you must have other things to do today”. Then Alice, with her red hair and blue eyes (reminding you of anyone?) said, “oh no, I’m having the best time”. When we finally readied to get on with our day, we agreed we should have coffee again another time and hugged goodbye. Have you ever had this happen to you? Magic seems to be found in the least likely places.
Feeling happy and on my way home, I stopped and bought this. Any guesses?
You’re all too clever, of course it’s a pencil sharpener! Isn’t it awesome (note to self: write in Journal) !!
I got the notion to buy some watercolour pencils after becoming friends with Pauline over at The Contented Crafter. Not only is Pauline charming, her muse, Orlando is pawsitively handsome. I once told Pauline he’s the Brad Pitt of kitty’s 😀 Pauline does amazing art in her own journals but also fabulous mixed media on canvas work that she’s now selling in her Etsy shop. What I’ve managed so far, is to use some of my art stamps on watercolour paper and then painted them.
I’m just tickled with the results. I’m having the best time with it. It really makes you feel like a true artist, dabbling with paints, brushes and such. Honestly though, it’s all about the cute sharpener, LOL . It just goes to show you, things are not always what they appear.