Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Days of Christmas

On The Second Day of Christmas
I give to you......

This is one of my very favorite, very inexpensive tools.

You can get a 6 yard package at your favorite wally world store for

....well I can't remember for sure but maybe 3 or 4 dollars.

As you can see, the package back says there are, "hundreds of uses".
Here is what I do with it.
I cut off about a 8 or 10 inch piece of it to use while I'm painting.
I wet it in my water jar and squeeze it out.
No matter what my right hand is doing,
I always have this little piece of wet cheesecloth in my left hand.
I use it to blot my brush after swishing it in the water jar.
I use it to wipe off my pallet knife because acrylic dries so fast on it.
I use it dab and blot and smear paint on my canvas.
I use it to wipe watercolor pencil off of my piece
when Norah'S evil eye dislikes where I have used it.
I use it to wipe of rubber stamps after using in acrylic.
When you walk away, it dries real fast.
I use the same piece over and over an over
until I want a fresh piece.
I might use the dried piece
like the one in the above picture under my hand
in a collage.

I have to tell you, I received two wonderful packages
Christmas Eve
via US mail.
I got my copy of the
Altered Abbey Skinny Book Swap
I will share more on that later.
But, if you ever get the opportunity to do a swap like this...
all I can say is
DO IT!!!!!
The other package was......
my "Complimentary Copy" of
Do you know what that means?

Yes, it means the contents of this little package

did get published.

Very very exciting!!!

More later,



  1. Published? You work is published? You sneaky little devil, hiding that information at the end of your post - hiding it under the cheesecloth are you? LOL!

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S


  2. Yippeeee.....I am pretty excited to be able to see something of your in CPS!!! I can't wait.
    xo Rella

    fbnmrhwx = I kid you not..that is the word verification I am typing under this comment!!! What the heck is going on with the length of word verifications???

  3. Congratulations! Well deserved! I can't wait to get my copy to see your creations on glossy pages :-)

  4. I always enjoy CPS but now I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing it!Well done! You deserve it!

  5. Big congratulations! I can hardly wait to get my copy of CPS now.

  6. Congrats on the magazine publishing your work. I can't wait to see it.

    Thanks also for the cheesecloth idea, I had been using old washcloths, but I will try this too and see which I like best,


  7. Hey, cheese cloth -- what a great idea. I'd been using paper towels, newsprint, or my clothes or whatever was handy.

    I'm pumped about your being published in CPS. I heard it's kinda hard to get in over there. I love that mag and can't wait to see your fab-o article. (Love the mail art package, btw.)

  8. i am so happy for so deserve it...i can't wait to see...blessings and peace to you and yours, rebecca

    I wonder if I can purchase this mag in Australia?
    I look forward to sharing your journey through the coming year!
    Marelle (Australia)

  10. Congrats on the publication I am so so happy for you, cant wait to see it.
    Love the cheesecloth - i do the exact same thing.

  11. By the way you can buy CPS at Borders in Australia.

  12. Congratulations Sharon, can't wait to see your work in print.

  13. Hi..I'm back. Yup, late night visit.
    wondering if you are still awake, too. Looking at wee little angel on my faerie tree created BY YOU!!..wishing I had the new Cloth Paper Scissors to read (about you) since I can't sleep yet...

    xo Rella

  14. hi sharon,
    wishing you a most wonderful new year in 2008! it sounds like good things are already in progress - i'll be watching for your article in CPS, a big congratulations!


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