Today, I’m doing art–okay, more properly, I’m experimenting with the supplies I bought yesterday, at Hobby Lobby, where I got into a wonderful conversation with a gentleman visiting from England. He and his wife have friends in Spokane, also artists, and the two couples trade visits. Anyway, I told him about my latest passion, doing gel transfers on little metal sheets, and he showed me a set of vinyl letters for his project–said he’d come 7000 miles to find them.
Conversations like this one often happen to me, because I always have such a wide variety of stuff in my shopping cart. Everybody wants to know what kind of project I’m working on. Hard to explain, because the end result doesn’t matter nearly so much to me as the process. I love to try something I’ve seen on TV (“That’s Clever” is back! Reruns, alas, but still my favorite.) or on Youtube. Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine has a website with free tutorials on all sorts of things, and that’s where I got hooked on the transfers and of course there are all sorts of online art courses, too.
Yes, it’s a goof off kind of day, but I’m also doing some brainstorming for the next “Big Sky” book, which I intend to start next Monday morning.
Special note to Judy, sister of Bill Scott. Did you email me? I didn’t receive it. Please try again, with your name in caps on the subject line.
That’s the news for this gloriously beautiful September morning. Oh, that sunshine, gilding every needle of every pine tree. Throat-catching beauty.
Be kind, be glad, be grateful.