Sunday, February 26, 2012

crazy for paper

The Paper Place sent me an email advising of their Scrap Bag sale for off-cuts of Japanese papers. Two sizes of bags and you could stuff whatever you wanted in the bag for a set price. How could I resist? So, I made the trek downtown, in the rain, last weekend. Only problem, the sale wasn't until this weekend. LOL at me!!! So, I spent some time and money in the store. Heh, heh....enough $$'s were spent, that I wondered if I would even bother to return the following weekend.

Photos of an older area of downtown Toronto, with some larger, newer buildings in the background. I like the gritty texture of these photos taken out of my rain spotted, car window. I was stopped at a light, honest I was!! I'm sure the other motorists thought I was crazy!

Not the best of photo angles, but I liked the details on this building.

I deliberated for a short while and then ended up going downtown yesterday. Shots of my overstuffed bag!!! What kind of crazy person buys bits and pieces of other peoples castoffs? Well, I do for one!

Buried in the middle, are some amazing 1/2 to 1 1/2" strips of printed papers. I know, I know, I'm not really a paper person.....but just think of the collage opportunities!!! Cards, tags & ATC's, oh my!! Not to mention mixed media pieces, with a sprinkling of paper, fabric, paint and beads......yummy and oh so liberating! I do have a few things in mind, but nothing to show just now. Keep tuned!!