It finally came! I won this book, plus a "surprise" from a giveaway at one of my favorite blogs My Minutia, the by artist and all around terribly clever person, Teresa McFayden.
All wrapped up in bows, with a nice glittery card and a sweet note, PLUS (here's the surprise...)
a kewl waxy bag printed with pixies, out from which tumbled an assortment of delicious ribbons and trims! The note said she had picked them up from the "ribbon man" during a trip to the garment district of L.A.
Ok, about the book...remember when you'd get back home after spending your weekly allowance at the local Five and Dime, flop on your twin-sized bed, chewing on a new wad of pink, sugary bubblegum and open the newest edition of "Tiger Beat" magazine to see photo after photo of Keith Partridge, Davy Jones, Bobby Sherman and Donny Osmond? Yeah, it was kinda like that! "Postmark LA" is chock-full of glossy, full-color pages that set my heart a' flutter. I couldn't get enough of it! Less of a "how to craft", and more of a "how to have fun with your crafty friends", this book is a memoir/scrapbook of six friends and how they spent their Spring vacation in the Los Angeles area. At home art parties, interviews, shopping, eating, talking, watching sunsets, and the tipping of wine glasses. I found joyful inspirational for projects on every single page. (And no, I wasn't paid to drool all over the pages and write these things!). If you want a sneak peek into the world of accomplished artists who use vintage photos, beads, buttons, lace, papers, and ribbon, buy a ticket, pack your bubblegum and enjoy the trip yourself!