I bought several packs of these blank business cards from paper source (which I realize would be super easy to cut myself, but I couldn't resist buying the small packs with matching envelopes) and I gave them to the girls and let them have at it with my fancy mommy-only stinky markers. They came up with the coolest series of drawings. The cards were light pink to begin with and they fully saturated them with the markers while allowing some of the pink show though. They look like watercolors. I love it when I remember to put out colored paper for them to work on—it really changes the way they use color and mix the layers.
I know I sound a little like a stoner analyzing their artwork so much, but I really am excited and struck by what they come up with and how they use their art tools. The way they see the world and how they express that into drawings and symbols—I can't get enough of it.
- I am hearing rumblings that my new book, Bend the Rules with Fabric: Fun Sewing Projects with Stencils, Stamps, Dye, Photo Transfers, Silk Screening, and More is already shipping out to the people who pre-ordered. Excited!!! The actually release date is August 25th. A big post about all that will be coming soon, but just to let you know, I already set up a flickr group for all of you who are ready to get crazy with your fabric, have questions, or want to show and tell from the book projects and techniques. Woot!
- Portland sewers, Bolt is having a sale this weekend, 20% off. And they carry Liberty. They have a shop blog now too and I am very excited to see they are caring new pattern lines and sewing mags which I find thrilling.
- Boomerang (after reading about it on wisecraft) is now in our house—it's an audio program for kids, mostly narrated by kids. "In each hour-long episode, the Boomerang! kids present stories about big ideas: science, current events, history, economics, poetry, geography, jokes, mysteries and more. . ." The shows are for kids ages 6-12, and you can buy single episodes. They are pretty swell, wonderful on road trips in the car, and great to give on a cd to grandparents when begging for babysitting. Pretty dang cool.