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Information or Fun Overload...

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Just spent a great 5 days. Different activities but fun non the less...

Grey Cup Activities:  Adrenaline Zone Zip Lining, Pancake Breakfast from the Calgary Stampeders, Bands, Dancing, Laughing, Walking, Great Bakery, Parade, Smiling, Lobster Hat Wearing.

Then a milestone birthday: visits with good friends, and a great Floyd Elsinga Sculpture from my husband. http://www.floydelzinga.com  He is currently displaying at the "One of a Kind Christmas Show" at the Direct Energy Building in Toronto at the Grounds of the Exhibition.

I will post a shot of my sculpture when it is hung.

Then Yesterday I went to the "One of a Kind Christmas Show" mainly to visit my friend Lisa Skog who is a Raku Artist.   http://www.oneofakindshow.com/toronto/artisans.php?






It was great to see her work displayed! If you go say hi to her from me!

The show is on until Sunday December 2, 2012

My friend I went with and I tried on hats.

I loved this one the best.


After all this activity my mind is sw…

Instead of....

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Instead of getting ready for work...
I put in my resignation about 5 weeks ago... It is good. I need time to take care of me and my family.
But instead of going in to my soon to be not my work...
I was reading blogs...
This is good and bad...
Bad because so much time goes by and nothing is done.
Good because I read Kit Lang's post of today.
I have never met Kit in person but I love her blog. http:www//kitlangfiberart.blogspot.ca

Her post today was about what she was doing while she is recovering from being under the weather...
And her word for 2012 was "Intention"

In your art work how much should be intention and how much just play?
I suppose it depends on your goals and skills.
I have always thought I have to make something functional... practical...
Now that I am trying to develop my art skills (and sometimes it is not pretty lol) I want to be intentional but I also want it to be fun....

So I am borrowing if I may from Kit's 2012 word "Intentional" and a…

Book Review ...

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I bought another book a couple of months ago.

After seeing Kristal Wick on You Tube

I was interested in reading her book. Can't get stuff like this at my local library so I  did the Chapters thing and treated myself.... again.

- read lessFabulous Fabric Beads: Create Custom Beads and Art Jewelry by Kristal Wick Interweave Press, LLC | September 1, 2008 | Trade Paperback
A spectacular combination of beading, scrapbooking, fiber arts, and mixed-media techniques, this amazing handbook describes how to create 30 handcrafted beads from rolled tubes of silk, muslin, or ribbon. With more than 20 easy embellishment techniques incorporating glitter, paint, crystals, or wire, these projects result in stunning beads that can be created with inexpensive and readily available supplies and tools described in this guide. Detailed discussions on choosing appropriate fabrics and creating a variety of surface designs are coupled with well-documented instructions on how to cut, roll, dip, and dry co…

An Art Book or a Technique Book....

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My husband and I belong to a small group book club. It is kind of cool we each take a turn hosting and picking a book. We have come from different reading backgrounds and so some of the choices are very different than what  we are used to reading. This months choice is a fantasy book. But that is not what I want to talk about....
In order to get free shipping from Chapters/Indigo (a Canadian bookstore chain...) we had to chose another book. The shipping was going to be half the price of another paper back or more. Usually we pick a historical murder mystery. But I through out that I had looked at this book when we were shopping in Lancaster, Penn. a couple of weekends ago... 

It is listed on the back as $35.99. I did not mind paying for the book in the quilt store but I was trying to keep my spending down and had just bought 30 yds of fabric at a price much cheaper than I could buy at home in Ontario.

So we added this on to our book order for $25.25...

S * Prices may vary in store. F…