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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Cost Of Cloth...


...is not measured by money alone, you know. In my case, it is measured by the effort it took to lug a large wheeled suitcase around London, up and down staircases, along pavements (playing find the taxi when the tube shut the line I was using to get to the station...). I have bruises. Big bruises. No, really, very big bruises. My muscles are complaining. And that's two days after the event. Poor moi? Oh, yes. But it was worth it... I brought home a cornucopia of cloth, a small fabric mountain, ranging from brights to pastels, from commercial prints to some very nice cloth for dyeing. Thanks, Sally, I had a great time!

Now, though, it's time to get back to Real Life. Today is Housework, with maybe a bit of playing with some bits and pieces if I don't fall asleep first... Perhaps some new ACEOs like this one, acrylic paint on paper.

ps It would appear that this is my 500th post... wow! I never thought I'd get that far... but there you go. First five people to respond to this will receive an ACEO each!

20 comments:

Carol said...

congratulations on your 500th post

Attack of the Vintage said...

WOW! 500 posts! I can't even imagine that number. Love the yellow-gray combination.
marsha

kimbuktu said...

yahoo, I get a piece of your wonderful work. Congratulations on your 500th post!

joonbeam said...

I am here! What an inspiration you are to me. #500 ~ WoW! I am awestruck. Congratulations and then some. Your blog is a wonderful addition to our world. Let's meet again on #1000. Until then, we have much to share. I can't wait! ox joon

Susan said...

500 posts is really something! It's always nice to read someones blog who has something to say.

Karen Stiehl Osborn said...

Congratulations! That is a lot of sharing with other artists!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Congratulations, Marion!! and, to the lucky folks how will get a lovely gift from you. Have a great day,
Jean

Dale Anne said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your 500th post!
And, to the first 5 to receive one of your LOVELY pieces.

Hope your bruises go away quickly!!! LOL

Anonymous said...

WOW, 500 posts is amazing. You work is amazing!
June

teri springer said...

Ah....too late.....

teri

Purple Missus said...

No fair - you've only just popped up in my bloglines :(

Congrats on 500 posts though - blogland would certainly not be the same without you. Heres to the next 500. :)

Fran├žoise said...

I'm a bit late, but...
Congratulations!

sandra wyman said...

too late for the ACEO but not too late to congratulate you on your 500th post - and the fabric mountain. Here's to many more of both!

JulieZS said...

Congrats on your 500th post Marion! That is terrific!

judynolan said...

If I had the chance to visit London, I wouldn't mind lugging around your suitcase!

Judy in Iowa
JN Originals
http://wordwalks.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

Congratulations on the fabric stash and on reaching 500! Blogging is such a satisfying task isn't it!

Julie said...

The fabric mountain sounds exciting! Many congrats on 500 posts! here's to the next 500 and many more!

Feather on a Wire said...

That was no small mountain of fabric! That was a huge mountain. I think the suitcase weighed in at about 100 pounds.
Colin said to tell you there are no more large suitcases in the loft (grin).

ZudaGay said...

I know I'm slow getting here, but I wanted to tell you congrats on 500!!! Your fabric buying trip sounds like it was great. We do have to suffer occasionally for our art! You will forget the sore muscles and bruises once you dig into that mountain of fabric. I can't wait to see your lovely creations!

Suzanne said...

Congrats on your 500th, Your talented, and your silver tongue in telling a great story,
next 500th.
Suzanne
P.S. late! waaa