At the end of last week, Corinne’s book for the BYOB round robin arrived. (Go ahead. Click it and look. I’ll wait…)

Her Book of Odd asks participating artists to continue her recycled theme. Since I’m a horrible Netflix junkie, I always have plenty of the red envelope tear-off sheets available, so I threw some of those together with an old CD, and confessed my addiction. Simple, silly, and it fits right into this whimsical little book. I’m in the middle of a second layout that uses the fallout from another one of my vices: raspberry tea.

I’m still sort of feeling like I’m in a bit of a slump when it comes to making stuff. I haven’t been in my work room much lately, beyond doing things that absolutely must get done for a deadline. I’ve been filling that time with—well, DVDs from Netflix, and reading. My choice for summer reading is a stack of books from Quirk Classics: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (the sequel to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters (sent to me by artist Barbe Saint John of Saints and Sinners), and, if I decide I want to invest the effort in its 500+ pages, Android Karenina. I also have a stack of Neil Gaiman books, in case I want to read something that’s not the literary equivalent of junk food. My summer reading leans in that direction. Last summer, I read all the Sookie Stackhouse novels, just because I enjoyed watching the first season of True Blood so much.

Tomorrow, I’m off to an encaustic class. Perhaps I’ll come home inspired to wax the entire world…