Two constant things that have happened in my life almost every single day for the last couple years is my search for that "perfect" kilim rug and to find the book "The Magic Glove" by Evgenii Rachev. This time last year I did find that perfect rug on ebay and let it slip right through my fingers.... It looked similar to this one but the color palette was off-white, gray, muted bright red, sage green and black...I think about that rug everyday and still search ebay and etsy in the hopes of finding a twin or cousin someday.
Then there's the book "The Magic Glove" of which I have fond memories of checking out at my elementary school's library, while all the while not knowing I had a rare gem in my hands. Honestly, had I known how rare this book was...I would have made color copies of it. :/ So... last night I found a copy of it in good condition on Amazon..... for $200. My heart leaped...then my heart sank! I wonder if there is anyone out there who perhaps owns this book and would like to sell it to me for a lower price of $200...or even do a trade perhaps? If not, well I do hope that you too have at least had the joy of reading this book and looking at the illustrations... a favorite folk tale for sure! And I secretly [not any more] have a dream of illustrating my own take on it.... someday. :]
pictures found on the site: Zeb Bakes
Lastly, this weekend is going to be crazy getting ready for next weekend's pop-up shop. However, thanks to our newly organized office and my studio space i'm feeling confident. :) And I am excited for next week to come because it's all dedicated to getting organized where I will share videos of my mom telling you just how to get started. I think you will find it very motivating and inspiring to tackle your own space.
And...on that note, have a great and relaxing weekend :)