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Archive for August, 2013

“Skins” and other experiments

“Skins” are made by pouring fluid acrylic paint (I use Golden) onto wax paper or some other non-stick surface, in several colors, and “marbling” with a skewer or a toothpick.  They take forever to dry, but the effect is very cool, and the finished product can be cut or torn into various shapes and used in collage.  Since no two ever come out alike, the process fascinates me.  I made one that actually looks something like opal. 

It’s a writing day, so I didn’t get around to this blog as soon as I wanted to.  Like yesterday, it’s better late

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Better late than later still….

The reunion was a great success–we gathered at the Holiday Inn Express/Raptor Reef in Hayden, Idaho, and although I avoided the waterslides and bumper cars, it was wonderful to see the kids and braver members of the clan having so much fun.  It’s safe to say that a good time was had by all.  We spent several happy hours perusing a box of old pictures my brother brought, laughing and remembering. 

On the way home, I stopped off at a Target in Coeur d’Alene–Target is one of my favorite places to shop–and left with fancy little casserole dishes (ramkins, I

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The stitching across the toe of a cowboy boot is called a toe wrinkle.

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