January 12, 2012

* Out and About and more Christmas packages

Big book sale today at the library.  Found some great stuff for collage, backgrounds, etc.  In fact, in the end, I had to put the pile of books down and make choices.  An old art book, one on the history of print (fabulous graphics), two beautiful old covers for journals, and a vintage hymn book full of music.  I'm happy!

We then walked across the street Juan's for breakfast.  YUM.  Such a great place to sit out in the courtyard, enjoying the sun and fresh air, eating a wonderful yummy breakfast enjoying each others company.

Stopped for the mail after wandering the streets and doing a little shopping.  My mail box was full, and among the things which arrived was Valerie's Christmas gift from Germany!  Thank you dear Valerie.  You spoil me.  
Isn't that fun?  I especially love the tag.  The TH trees are so impressive!  Included is a package of special stamping paper by la Blanche.  I've never tried that before, so I'm interested to see how it is.

Arrived home and cleaned up the studio.  It was a pretty big mess and I simply can't begin another project in the chaos of an old project.  I might even get back to my painting ... I think "Expect Miracles" is getting a little impatient!

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you are having wonderful creative times in your lives.  By the looks of your blogs, you are!  xxoo  Donna

Those who wish to sing always find a song.
Swedish proverb 


  1. Kathleen and Ivan are enjoying their stay and Kathleen looks so happy. You no doubt have a big smile on your face too.

    I love library sales and you found some treasures for sure.

    Enjoy each day -- I cleaned windows so no art for me.


    PS Great package from Valerie; she'll be pleased to know it finally arrived.

  2. Sounds like you had the perfect day, Donna! Those special gifts for Valerie are wonderful too :)

  3. Lovely day, lovely book finds, and lovely mail. The card in neutrals with the lace and tree is especially gorgeous.

  4. I am jealous of your sunny outdoor breakfast! Ahhh,sounds nice!
    Looks like a great day! And lucky you- Val makes the best goodies!

  5. A leisurely breakfast with good company, a book sale, Christmas mail, fresh air and sunshine...sound like you have a slice of heaven happening.
    love to you randomrose

  6. Hi Donna, well it least it arrived before Xmas 2012! I sent it off the beginning of December, it came by mule again! Have a great day, take care, hugs, Valerie

  7. I told you before, Donna, I love your photos where you capture your everyday. I enjoy seeing all those colors and it seems there always so much energy around. :) And to answer you question, I use Faber Castell's india Ink Pens. They are awesome! :)

  8. Wow, what a lovely mail day and a lovely day with friends. Love that you were able to find some art stuff there. Way too cool. It is a beautiful day here in the desert too.

  9. Don't you love it when xmas just keeps coming! Looks like a good morning over there. I can't seem to get cleaned up before noon these days and thinking about it makes me tired. Ha

  10. Valerie is generous such wonderful gifts too. Looks like your day was a fun one with some great buys . Its freezing here, everyone has gone skiing in the nearby mountains except me !