Happy Festivus!

It’s a Festivus miracle!

Frank Costanza: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reached for the last one they had, but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way.

Cosmo Kramer: What happened to the doll?

Frank Costanza: It was destroyed. But out of that a new holiday was born: a Festivus for the rest of us!

Kramer: That must have been some doll.

Frank Costanza: She was.

Ah, I need to get into the Festivus spirit. I have spent way too much money lately. Most people have no problems with carrying credit card debt. Me, it eats away at me if I don’t pay it off every month. And yet, and yet, I bought a 1935 washtub with a wringer at a vintage shop yesterday. What was I thinking? I’ll tell ya. I was visualizing how it would be the perfect thing for my papermaking.

And that’s my problem lately – I have had little to no control when it comes to spending money on art supplies or books. But, gah, they have a great sale on cotton carpet warp at Webs! No, seriously. They really do. Go see for yourself.

Today is the last day of work before I get a nice long Christmas holiday break. I have lots of things to show and to write about. I have my Fry-Daddy out on the kitchen counter, which is about to get a workout melting soy wax for batik. I have done a bunch of onion skin dyeing and I’m about to start all over with eucalyptus. I’ll be at my mother’s house without Internet access this weekend, but it’s gonna be a fun week next week. Stay tuned.

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