Sunday, December 7, 2008
So after yesterday's balmy summer temperatures of 35 degrees, today was a lot cooler and more suited to play time. Ten year-old Miss R and I got out our toys and took some photos... I had been looking at various calendar designs, but hadn't decided - always the 'not enough room to write' or 'yes, but not quite right' or " i should do my own - but don't want to type all the dates'. So ready to paste my discount coupon into the cart i stayed home and clicked on Snapfish digital printing - before i knew where i was i had ordered myself a calendar for 2009 for $20.
Last weekend on my travels i braved storms and torrents (well, about 30cm of water gushing really fast along the gutter).. to go to our local second hand book fair. One of my bargains was a 1957 edition of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff in Japanese!!! for $2. WOW - featuring my favourite muted colour palette.
Also for 50 cents Panda at the Seaside was also mine (seen here top right).. published in 1982 by Oda Taro it features wonderful (ie: cutesy, bold and graphic) illustrations.
This weekend also saw the Finders Keepers market in Sydney, now I'm sorry that my neck hurt and i couldn't carry my camera to show you the new space - which was excellent - high ceilings, not toooo squishy. But here is a list of who was there. One of the pieces that caught my eye was the red typewriter above from Lino Creative. But to make up for no photos here is a link to her colourful work here and some more here.