When we were doing the painting for our paper mache a bit back, a whole new project was invented during the clean up—homemade wrapping paper. With the leftover paint and the scrap newspaper dozens of wrapping paper sheets were made. They left them out to dry, which took up a lot of room. On a nice day, drying outside was better, but I neglected to weigh them down with rocks, so then there was a chasing-painted-newspaper-around-the-yard fiasco. The papers got rolled up tight after they dried and are used for wrapping gifts and other crafts. They really are pretty. I love the modern two-color one here.
I finished Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore (a quick read—not too deep character-wise but very entertaining) and am now reading The Snow Child. Thank you again for that amazing list and even more book suggestions in the comments of that post.
A big thank you so much for all your Facial and Perfume Oil orders. I just got a big batch of them. Alicia, you rock. I am working hard to get them out the door. Right now it's taking me about 4 days to fill the orders—thanks so much for your patience. Also, for those of you that have ordered Facial Oils in the past, I now use a cap on the bottles and suggest you keep your dropper out of the oil for storage, because some of the rubber droppers have broken down over time making a sticky mess. If your dropper ever starts to look funny, take it out and let me know, I will send you a new one.
The bombings in Boston are so shocking and horrible, I'm not even sure what to say about it. But I have to say something. I am sending healing thoughts to everyone in pain there, especially when I meditate. This short video has helped me focus. I really appreciate Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and his books and teachings.