Books, Bunnies, and Tea

I am crazy about books, especially my art books! There are gobs of books in my studio and I have purchased so many book/magazine holders for them. Already the shelves are brimming with art books and now my desk. Never would I contemplate discarding my Somerset Studio issues, RubberStampMadness, Cloth, Paper, Scissors and all the "how-to's".
I love sitting in my very comfortable studio chair, read about new techniques (or at least new to me) and enjoy a cup of tea. This is my routine in the evening when I am too tired from a day at work.....especially on Monday nights.
The little bunny hides the post-it-notes for marking pages to study later or trying a new technique. I have lots of magazines that have the little post-it-note tags sticking out everywhere.
Am I the only one who has an obsession with art books and magazines? And just what do you do with them so they are available when you want to research but not in your space for creating?

Memorial Holiday

I am so excited to see family over Memorial Weekend! I have lots and lots of family and everyone is traveling from all parts of the country. It's going to be wonderful just hanging out with life!
Yipee! Not to forget good conversations and good food!
Tennessee is a beautiful state and there is so much to do!

Forever Friends

My art friend, Minori lives in Japan. I have gotten to know her through many art exchanges. She's doing a remarkable job of corresponding in English and I have learned a lot from her. One of the big things that I have gleaned is that even though she lives on the other side of the world with a culture and language barrier...we're the same. She is a woman my age with the same experiences, joys, and desires. We're sisters, so to speak and I am excited that I have had the opportunity to find this out! Minori took this photo of her climbing roses in the front of her home. Beautiful!