With all best intentions to keep my wallet closed… I still managed to spend some money on treasures.
With a new interest in beads (okay, okay. not such a new interest. And has anyone noticed that buying beads is like buying groceries? You spend $100 and get one little bag. Or, in the case of beads, you get a little baggie!)
I bought some groovy beads:
And some Japanese seed beads:
And then I bought some books:
The books are: “Art Quilt Masters”, the SAQA exhibit book, and Robin Atkin’s “Beaded Treasures”. This last book reviews the techniques I learned in her Woven Treasures class; the book is available on her website.
Some Stewart Gill paints:
On the way home, we stopped at Marukai, a Japanese superstore. We had some lunch, and indulged in some more shopping:
Can you believe how teeny these shirts are (note: I use the plural because I also bought the shirt in green). I put the power bar next to it so you get a feel for size– the shirt stretches, but really!! Yes, it IS an adult shirt… but I plan to cut it up for the fabric.
And last but certainly not least, a little something to help out with my own “personal summer”:
Food is next!