Sunday, September 21, 2008

This is it.

It's really happening. I am going on this journey. Leaving, on a plane. Are you kidding me?

I am equal parts ecstatic, terrified and excited. I am the kind of girl who likes to hang out at home... I like to keep my feet on the ground...
Not to fly off into the sunset...

I am still discovering all kinds of the wonderful things that are here in Seattle, I feel like I've barely scratched the surface...
And yet off I go, to see a whole other part of the world... I hope that I will be changed by it. For the better, obviously.

Here is a story for today. So it is a tradition for me to always buy a new magazine from the bookstore before I go on a trip. It helps calm my nerves. Today I went to BN to see what was in. Unfortunately the pickins were pretty slim (transitioning from the Sept to Oct issues, I suspect.) I ended up over in the craft book section instead (surprise, surprise).

I had heard some very good things about Kelly Rae Roberts' new book Taking Flight. I only skimmed it, because I plan to read it on the plane, but it looks like it is written in the style of an interactive workshop. It reminded me greatly of two other books that I have and enjoy, Pretty Little Things and The Art of Personal Imagery. There were lots of great pictures with projects and techniques. Can't wait to check it out in more detail.

I also picked up Craft, Inc. because I wanted to read up more about turning artistic endeavors into a real business/career. (The dream of every crafter, I know.) I liked the format of this book much better than some of the other books I have seen on the subject. I am not one to go lightly into anything big, so this seemed like a good place to get some solid data on the subject before I made any life-altering decisions. :D

I also wanted to get (but didn't) a book called the Salvage Studio. To my delight I discovered it is based on a little shop up here in Edmonds, WA. I will certainly have to take a field trip when I come back home...And they have workshops! If you like vintage, recycled or repurposed things you will want to check them out.

Another book that I liked (but didn't pick up, yet) was Plexi-Class. It was a book all about acrylic and plastic-crafts. Very cool stuff in there.

So, I am mostly packed. Almost all the last minute details have been attended to. I kind of just have to go, now.

I am not sure how frequently I will be blogging while I am away, but I will check in if I can. Otherwise you can expect to hear from me on or about October 10.

So, take care, and travel lightly.


Sharmaine said...

Have a fun and safe trip :)

Genevieve said...

Bon Voyage, enjoy every sencond of it, it goes by all too quickly!! And take LOTS of pics :)

Lisa said...

dude. have oodles of fun! take tons of pictures! you're going to have a blast! and smart thinking going to a bookstore beforehand....i always just pick up a million magazines in the airport because i'm too nervous to make a decision lol

be safe! and dont worry about your blog too much. enjoy the trip :)

inara said...

have a great trip!!!

lorena b. said...

Enjoy the JOURNEY!! So excited for you & Greg!!

Elaine said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON MAKING THE SIS CATWALK!!!! Well done! I saw that and I was like...I KNOW that LO. ANyways, congratulations!

Beth Perry said...

Safe travels!

Can't wait to see all the cool pics you will be taking! :P

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