RANDOM THING ONE: Monika is coming to San Antonio. Yep, the internationally know and loved Austin designer, Monika Astara, will be at my house on Saturday from 11-3. If you’d like details, send me an email – the flyer is below.
I love Monika’s clothes – me and about a jillion other people. The make everyone look good, plus they are comfortable and washable and iconic.
RANDOM THING TWO: Remember the piece I showed in my last post on knowing when something needs more work? I did several more pieces based on what I learned while I was putting that one together. You can see them here on my website (click below) – they look like sisters from the same tribe.
All these pieces are going to Marta Stafford Fine Art in Marble Falls, Texas today, but I have clay in reserve to continue the series. Doing the beading is a lot more fun than I thought it would be, kind of meditative. The artificial sinew I use makes its own “needle” because it’s heavily waxed.
RANDOM THING THREE: This involves both earthenware and clothing – it’s a Waxed Linen Thread kit that came today – ordered on Amazon – (is there no odd craft supply that you can’t find there??). As I said, I used sinew to put those new clay pieces together, but wanted to try this waxed thread as a substitute. I’ve been playing around with it and am really happy with the way it feels. It’s very strong and would be useful for jewelers and fiber artists. And look at these cool colors!
There are 33 yards of each color on each spool, and the whole kit of eight spools cost just $9.99. That’s your Tip o’ the Day.
RANDOM THING FOUR:
If you go to Marble Falls, Texas, first visit Marta Stafford’s Gallery, then go up the hill to the Blue Bonnet Cafe, est. 1929. The menu will tell you it’s the real deal.Where else can you get a cup of gravy as a side order? But it’s the pies that bring people back. Just suspend thoughts of diet and order a slice. They even have a Pie Happy Hour from 3-5.
Those are all the Random Things on MY menu today – I hope you have a great week. Thanks for reading SHARDS!
Your posts are always the BEST and most DELIGHTFUL items in my inbox! Love all of the tips and particularly your women series and the waxed thread! THANK YOU for who you are!
Bosh a, thank you – I sometimes think we are working in tand3m a thousand miles apart!
Some wonderful randomness here and yes, I quite agree with the endlessly fascinating array of supplies a mere keystroke away. I most recently found a .03 mm gray permanent marker that makes the most beautifully fine pencil-like line.
It has been too long since we went to Marble Falls … you now have me motivated. Thank you!