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Sharing some rambling thoughts before the weekend.

I am Jean and I own Alteredpages.com.   (sounds like I'm at a self help group!)   Owning a small business probably should have a self help group!   As an owner I get to buy, sell, stock, test, talk, write, blog, and be the janitor!    Often I do not take  time  to do what I love best and that is create!      I have so many ideas flying around in my brain and so many things I want to learn more about.   

Since one of my true loves is working in clay (the mud kind) I was thinking about getting PaperClay to test and see how it goes.  Do you use paperclay and if so, what do you think of it?     

I got some new gold ink from Tuskineko called Delicata, it is superb & can resemble gold leaf.   I was thinking about how that ink might look on paperclay flowers or people.  I can envision those knickknacks from the 50's with the Marie Antoinette style women & men in gorgeous suits & gowns, gold rimmed and trimmed.    Did your Mom or Auntie have some of these?  My Mom had lamps with the statues, small beside table lamps & large living room lamps.  There were some statues on the ever present wall shelves too.   What happened to all those wall shelves?



Some were greatly colored and detailed, they were magical for me as a child.

Did you have favorite pieces in your family homes?   My aunt and uncle had "Maggie and Jigs" which were chalk figures hanging on the wall, Jigs at the bottom of the stairs, holding his shoes and Maggie at the top holding her rolling pin, just waiting for him to arrive home from a night with the boys.   I am so happy to say that I now have Maggie and Jigs!    Such pleasant memories!

I also have the original set of Kewpie Dolls, boy and girl, that were given as my baby shower gift to my Mom.  They wear hand knit clothes in pink and blue, so darling!

Share your treasures with us....be a kid again and show us your favorite stuff!

Have a grand weekend.....Jean

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