I am a frustated artist!! There, I've said it! Since I was young, I have always loved to color, paint, do crafts, create mosaics with broken china, etc., but something happened over the past few years that caused my creativity to slowly dwindle. Just call it LIFE! Finally, I am beginning to feel those creative juices starting to flow again, and a lot of that is due to my friend Mary. All through my "creative slump," Mary has continually encouraged me to never give up and assured me that "this too shall pass" and the juces would flow again. After my daughter's wedding, she said it was time for this woman to sit down, put up her feet and relax with some good books! Well, the picture tells the rest...She surprised me with" Where Women Create", "Organizing Your Craft Space", "Flea Market Style", and "A Shop of One's Own". Just what the creative part of my soul needed! Thank you Mary for these treasures of inspiration and ideas, but most of all, thanks for being my friend! Love You!