Sunday, October 14, 2012

Life's a beach

Jessica drew this a view from her lounge chair at the beach, but don't be fooled the book is a prop! A good friend and lots to say kept her from getting beyond the first page of her book.  Jessica wrote that she and Merilee ran, ate good food and enjoyed some much needed down time.  She told me of all their fun in the hopes that I could visit her soon, unfortunately it was not to be.  Sorry I missed Ghana pal, here's hoping your closer location will get us together sooner rather than later.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Nova Scotia shopping

Lynn relied on one of my favorite sources of inspiration for this post card - a travel magazine. The image is from the Saa Paper Factory in Chiang Mai, Thailand, a city where Lynn studied abroad years ago (I should note that the drawing was not tilted on the card - this is a factor of crooked scanning). The card reminded Lynn to tell me about shopping in Nova Scotia, where she saw handmade cards from Chiang Mai selling for $35. The price took Lynn by surprise, remembering low Thai prices, but apparently was not so surprising since Nova Scotia prices were consistently high for Lynn's budget. Too bad, because she was yearning after Etsy-like jewelry - an itch I felt recently while in Sri Lanka at Barefoot in Colombo. Luckily, Asian prices are easier to swallow. :-)