Saturday, July 12, 2014

20140712 Time Stamp Steel Steal

Over the past several years, Facebook has largely taken the place of writing and reading blogs for many people, myself included. At the same time, dissatisfaction grows with every new changed that Facebook makes. Many are unhappy with the way Facebook filters what we get to see. That's why there is renewed interest in communicating more broadly through other channels.

It's been nearly a year since I've shared anything here on Quiet Little Life. With this post, I make a start. Nothing profound. Just life, my little life, lived quietly.

It's summer and with that comes yard sales. Today's haul includes:

- A large cast iron kettle that will get scoured with steel wool and reseasoned when the weather is more conducive to running an oven for 3 or 4 hours at a stretch.

- 17 stamps. Mostly plants and flowers. These would sell for about $10 each at a craft supply store. They were asking $1 each, but I got a better deal. Will use them for texture on my Sacred Shards pottery, perhaps, though I prefer to only use stamps I've made myself. At the very least, they will provide ideas for designing my own stamps. Something to play with.

All of this for about $20.

Material for future creative adventures, discovered by chance, bought at a bargain price. This makes me happy.

Happy summer exploring to you!