I know it was snow. Lots of snow, all night and all day. Then there was more snow. And now the weekend is over. Where do the weekends go really? I have done nothing at all… I think.
Except… some reading:
Finally I had the time to sit down and read the book Snowbear’s Christmas Countdown by and from Theresa Smythe. Discovered that it was signed for me, which made me smile, and feeling proud; I know her, the author (even though it’s just through crafty blog land)!
And the book was amazing, just like I thought it would be. Cut n’ paste comes to another dimension when you look at the artwork in this childrens book. And I love the story too. Thank you Theresa!
And some writing… Finally wrote an article for school today, to late to enjoy the day but not to late to have a nibble by the computor while writing, surfing, finishing the new year’s cards and surfing some more.
In blogging craft world news: Bea (of journal-of-a-mouse) is having a baby in August this year and Valentina’s baby is born (memoija). Congratulations girls!
But as Thresea (of rock-paper-scissors) says, everything in our lives just can’t be joy. I totally understand that. And I know it too.
Me, for example, have been a grass widow (gräsänka) for a whole month now. But I try not to complain about it. My blog is my outlet for craft thoughts, photos and sharing things I’ve made and links I’ve found. I don’t need this place for my sorrows and pains, but rest assure that I have them just as everybody else has problems. I just don’t need to share them online. I totally love that this is my “happy” blog, my crafty, energetic place and I’m totally just posting the best photos and on days when I feel like it! (But hey, never think I don’t have lots of low-energy-times, weeping willows, wet pillows – and worries too.)
Best of all, my fiancé is returning home on Friday from San Francisco where he is now, after a long holiday climbing in Joshua Tree. I’m so happy that he is coming home.
And the snow is still there, waiting for a new week to start.
This is what I wrote in my Amazon review, but I don’t know if it will show up there:
I think Snowbear is one of the cutest children’s books I’ve read in a long time. It’s just a simple little story about Snowbear who counts down the days from first of December to Christmas Eve, doing lots of fun christmassy stuff like cutting ornaments, buying presents and decorating the house, but it is made with a sense of humor and with lots of details. I love the little red birds flying around everywhere.
And the artwork is well worth the price itself for any adult person getting this book for him or her self! It’s collage all the book through, with cut and paste down to the details of Snowbear’s claws. Amazing, inspiring and makes me wish it was Christmas again, soon!