Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My One True Love

Summer Reading

It's no secret that I love children's lit: witness the bookshelf that accosts you as soon as you walk through the front door of my house. Three quarters of the titles there range anywhere from picture books to young adult literature.

One reason for this might be because I find children's literature has the ability to open me up more than adult literature. Here's an example of one such story, told in the form of a picture book:

Part of the appeal of this story is how beautiful and complex the illustrations are, and how well they complement and build upon the text. I love, love, love the little red leaf that's present on every page. As a reader, you often don't notice it the first few times through, but someone whose reading the pictures definitely does. It gives the story that extra bit of depth, but you have to really be paying attention, you have to know how to look for it.

Sometimes when I'm feeling sad, I go to Words Worth Books (that's the little indie bookstore in uptown Waterloo) and read through their children's section. I always come out with a renewed hope in things. Usually, I also come out with a new book.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Stitch 'n' Kitsch

So, the Stitch 'n' Kitsch was this past saturday. And if you've never been to one of these bi-annual lovelies, you are missing out. But don't worry, there's another one just in time for Christmas. :) If you need extra encouragement, check out this blogger's post about the day.

So I was pretty much ecstatic the night before the show as I was packaging all of my jewellery. Why? Oh let me tell you. Over the past month Lin, a local graphic designer, has been working on a new logo for Two Cent Sparrow and *miraculously* all her designs came back from the printer the day before SNK! The adrenaline caused by looking at my beautiful branding gave me the extra energy I needed at the end of the night to finish getting everything ready for the show.

Here are some close-ups:

And now it's back to work...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Stitch 'n' Kitsch

On Saturday, June 11 I'll be a guest artist at the Stitch 'n' Kitsch - Waterloo region's funkiest indie craft show. Come check it out!