Monday, March 28, 2011

Back Home and Some New Old Books

I am back home from a wonderful visit to my sister. I stopped to visit with Sandy in Niles (I was able to see lots of her artwork. She is a genius.) and then spent 3 days with my sister and her husband.

On Friday, my sister and I went to the marts - JoAnn's, Michael's, and Big Lots. I found two really nice 11" x 14" frames at Big Lots for $5 for the pair. They will be perfect for my ATC-sized bird drawings on dark paper. We had lunch at Panera's my treat. We both had black bean soup and 1/2 sandwich. It was delicious. We then retired back to home base where we played cribbage, Yahtzee and Scrabble for hours on end. Her husband made angel hair pasta with a wonderful pasta sauce for dinner.

On Saturday we drove into St. Joe and stopped at the Krasl Art Center on our way to downtown. I registered for a Drawing with Water Solubles workshop with Kristy Kutch on May 21 and May 22. I will stay with my sister while I am there. Then we stopped in an art cooperative and met a wonderful fiber artist, Marilyn Mussman. From there we stopped in an antique store and then went to Bigby Coffee for a cup of joe. And then we went to the Beachside Deli for lunch, her treat. I had the most delicious gyro I've ever had. I can't wait to take the hubster there. We then went back home for game-o-rama.

We watched a couple of Tiger games (preseason) on tv and played games all day on Sunday. While we were out shopping on Saturday, her husband made the most wonderful beef barley soup with turnips, rutabagas and parsnips. Yummy!

While we were out and about, I found more books to repurpose. I am quite excited by these finds.

I hope to make a couple of new books tomorrow and get the new ones posted on my online shopping site. The internet connection here has been so undependable, I am completely frustrated; and it irks me so that I don't have any other option than HughesNet except for dialup. Ack!!

I've missed you and so appreciate the wonderful comments and suggestions on the post with the cigar box. I hope to have something for you tomorrow.



  1. Vicki, I'm glad you had such a good time with your sister and her husband, and I can't wait to see how your new repurposed books turn out. I love the one you gave me and I've been using it with watercolor pencils although I have to be very careful not to add too much water. I've been trying to take a picture of it to post along with the first sketch I did in it (I posted that yesterday) but my camera skills are lacking. I keep getting reflection from the cover but I'll keep trying.

  2. Love the looks of those books, Vicki! How do you bring yourself to alter them??? Grin.

  3. Great finds, and they'll make wonderful art books! So sorry about your net hook-up (or lack thereof). It must just make you crazy!! hugs, nancy

  4. The books look like they have great potential! I have to ask: What does game-o-rama entail?