Last week I took Keri Smith's advice and turned a Mason Jar into my very own Wish Jar. After making the jar, I had to write dreams and wishes on slips of paper and slide them into the jar. Keri says they will come true. One already did. I wished I had red shoes. I went to the store to buy the brown Dansk clogs advertised in the paper. And when I got there--they had red ones. Now I have red ones.
When in doubt as to how to continue--iron. I ironed all my most favorite shirts this afternoon. Can you see a color trend? White and pale pink. The last shirt to the right is periwinkle. Lovely.
New toys. Water soluable oil pastels, watercolors and watercolor pencils. I won't show you my first work with these items. It's awful. I was going to do stuff in my new wire bound journal with these materials but have changed my mind. I like writing on smooth silky paper so I will continue with the big plain blank books I get at Border's books for $7.99. They used to come in a variety of cover colors but now they are only in black. The spine is bound just like a book. Make sure you don't get one with lines! The paper is smooth and white and 8.5 by 11 inches.
I discovered the drawing and painting function on the Mac was hidden in Appleworks. I thought that was only word processing and spreadsheets but you can draw and paint also. Instead of having just red shoes--I ended up with a red page. I didn't have time to fix it--library work again! Three times this week and next week--four times. Ugh! I'm training three new volunteers next week. As a volunteer myself. I'm such a good person. A tired, good person.