random sketchbookery and scribbles. and blathering.
trish sweeney, who took one of my classes, sent me this handsome sketchbook all the way from australia along with a really dear card. on which she wrote "just a small gift of appreciation for introducing me to the world of making books". wow. i was bowled over by the kindness of her words and the craftsmanship of the book. truly a case of the student surpassing the teacher!
pinecones collected with my sister dottie on the sonoma coast. they were dense and heavy as rocks! now the biggest one has opened while inside my house. i think i'll draw it again now that it's "blossomed."
a favorite mug bought at a large craft fair in budapest featuring hungarian craftspeople from the carpathian basin. i cherish it.
i love the way the zig clean color red brush pen turns almost a neon pink when it's brushed over with water.
3 days left of winter break. i'm making the most of it.
thanks for the birthday wishes.
how are you?