This week, I'm off to ArtFest, one of my favorite art retreats at Fort Worden in Port Townsend, Washington. I decided to make a few trades for my housemates and other friends. Collecting lots of trades over the years, I wanted to make something practical and useful- thus these metal bookmarks or paper clips. The idea came from Jess at Lost Button Studio. Martha Stewart's paper clip charms inspired her.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's book quote is on one side, "The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books." As a collector of books and avid reader, I love this quotation.
On the back is a list of some of my recent favorite books. You can also check my book-list in the sidebar from my Library Thing.
We hope to pass Dayna and Tory on their way North on I5 with their 'ArtFest or Bust' trailer. What's more fun than sharing a creative weekend with friends.