"What?", you say. "Fork Finding? Don't you mean "fact finding"?"
Ummm, actually no. It really is fork finding. Not a typo...not an oversight...just trying to find a fork.
Why would I be on a mission to find a fork?
Well, it has to do with August's creatologie kit and the class that I'm teaching at Scrapbooks, Etc. on August 25th. But, before I get into the nitty gritty details of all of that and give you a sneaky peek, I have to tell you about the mission.
I was in downtown Mesa at Mystic Paper yesterday...yeah, I actually did go out in that heat! I thought that while I was there, I'd pop into the antique mall across the street. To be honest, I wasn't feeling like browsing through each and every booth to find what I was looking for, so asked at the front desk about which booth I'd be able to find forks. Here's what I said: "I'm looking for forks for an altered art project. I don't need important forks...they don't need to be circa this or circa that. If they're silver, it's OK if they're just plated. I'm not looking for any heirlooms." I thought that it was pretty clear that I wanted an inexpensive fork. Do you think so too?
Well, first off, they told me that there were tons of booths that carried forks. Well, I didn't want to visit "tons of booths". I just wanted to be pointed to a few that specialized in forks. Finally, the two employees narrowed it down to one booth.
I walked to the back of the store to that booth. There was a box of loose silverware. As I picked up each piece, my eyes got bigger and my jaw kept dropping. One fork, tarnished beyond belief, with a bent tine for $9.00????? What????? I looked for an attached pedigree...not to be found. Piece after piece carried similar price tags. Obviously, important forks go for a lot more...and according to the employees, I guess these are bargain forks (or else they thought I had really deep pockets). :) Yikes!
Well, rooting all the way to the bottom netted me a silver fork for $1.50. Phew...much more in line with what I wanted...although a half price sale on that would have really floated my boat!
Anyway, I bought my one fork...obviously, that won't be the place for supplying forks for kits!!!!!
All right, back to why I needed the fork. The creatologie project for August is the same project that I'll be teaching at SB, Etc. on August 25th, 10:30-2:00. Many of you are coming into town for Creative Escape, which will be August 26th, 27th and 28th and have been asking if I'm doing any teaching around that time. The answer is "YES!" and I wanted you to have an opportunity to peek at the project and to sign up to take a class while you are in town. For those of you who are local and take classes every month, I just wanted to mention that the class is on a Wednesday morning, instead of the typical Friday morning class.
It's a "melange gypsie journal"...a collection or a medley of stuff...all artfully constructed into a fabulous journal.
You can use it as a travel journal...or just for your walk in life.
This isn't a junque journal with stitched interior pages. Instead, it meaders, it flips, it shadowboxes...are you hooked yet?
It's a brand new combo...it's fun, funky and features new 7 gypsies products. It's a great book to use to document your Creative Escape weekend...or any other trip you've taken this summer!
To sign up for the class, just call Scrapbooks, Etc. today at 480-854-2303 and reserve your spot. Spaces are limited...I'll only be teaching this class once...hope to see you there! If you order creatologie kits online, be on the lookout for your opportunity to pre-order during the first week of August.
So there you have it. Mission accomplished (for yesterday, at least)...one fork down...many more to go!