Argh, I should have thought about that slate cracking in the mail--but honestly I had no idea it was that easily broken.
Finally, I'm posting some photos of the journal Kitten Wrangler made for me!! Pictures are a little funny-looking; please forgive me.
She made this book from scratch, with the metal part of a mini binder, and the rest being all kinds of wonderful papers; I love it! And she sent a CD full of photos, audio interviews and video clips from her roller derby league finals, which made my day.
I am so happy to have that. I won't repost the photos since they aren't my work, but seriously, great fun.
I think this one is sufficiently blurry to obscure any identifying details in the photo and text, but that's her team photo! Awesome! I loved reading everything. She crafted the league trophy from a skate, and I received swatches of the flashy fabrics she used.
Recipe for one of her favorite Indonesian foods! And info on Jakarta fashion tucked into a pocket on the other side! Along with a fascination with roller derby (and no, I haven't seen "Whip It"; it's a pre-existing fascination and I'm afraid if I saw that movie I would swoon embarrassingly
), I also have an inadequately explored fascination with Indonesia, and Australia, incidentally, so I'm rather happy.
My small crafted-item was an Indonesian emblem she embroidered, which means a lot to her and she described its significance well so I'm honored to have it!
Speaking of Indonesia, one of the other freakin-awesome things about KW's month was her involvement in the production of a language textbook, with her voice being the friendly instructional narrator's voice for the audio materials! So this is a page from the book, and she talks about the process and the people involved and included a group photo, too.
Naturally, the month wasn't nonstop fun, and KW shared the boredom of office life--but she managed to do this in a very entertaining way, I have to say! Among the contents of this journal was an "Exhibition of Office Art", things she created while bored at work. Complete with titles and office-supply media used!
And at one point she drew her cubicle space--after I saw her say on more than one occasion online that she wasn't an artist and didn't know how to draw.
Clearly, the woman was lying.
There was nothing in this book that wasn't great fun to look through and read, with all different sizes and textures and content; it's hard to try and keep this short! One page had a sleeve in which she included her ticket stub from a Leonard Cohen concert! And then on the other side of the page she made a thicker sleeve, which held this TINY book called The Partisan which she also put together!
I'll try and get a better picture of the cover when the lighting is better, but meanwhile, know that I am one happy creature with all this! And I definitely agree--we've got to do this again!