Sunday, September 9, 2012

Gathering with friends

I had a wonderful opportunity to get together with not one, but two of my Sketchbook Sisters last Sunday!  I was vacationing in Los Angeles and made arrangements to spend a day at the flea market with Bea (left) and Sox (middle).  Bea met me at my girlfriend Michelle's house and we drove to the Pasadena City College Flea Market where we met up with Sox who made the 2-hour drive from her new home in Palm Springs.
We had fun roaming the aisles and aisles of vendors who were selling anything and everything you can imagine.  Sox scored on a wooden cigar box and a few pairs of some vintage leather gloves.  Bea was on the lookout for ephemera--vintage postcards--to use in her fabulous mail art.  I found a few small stray/broken jewelry pieces to use in a few altered book spreads I have coming up.  Oh, and I almost forgot--I picked up an old Reynolds trombone for my husband.  Thankfully, it came with a hard carrying case, but once I made that purchase, I had reached my two-piece luggage limit for my flight home!
After leaving the flea market, we dropped by a cute little art/craft shop called Zinnia.  So many adorable things in that store!  How I wish we had a store like Zinnia here in Hawaii!  We capped off our day together with a late lunch at a trendy eatery called Lemonade.  It gave us a chance to talk and share our current projects.  Sox brought her gorgeous lace book to show us.  Bea and I drooled at each and every page.  Teri (also from our Sketchbook group) was part of that Lace Book round robin.  Beautiful work!  Makes me wish I could sew...
All of us had a wonderful day together and look forward to the next time we can meet up again!


  1. I've been hearing so much about Zinnia lately on the online groups - how neat that you got to go there! I love following your travels, Lorena -- I feel like I'm going there with you.

  2. What a wonderful day. Did I miss that Sox has moved? or did I misunderstand? That would be great. Lucky Lucky you.

  3. Teri--Michelle and I had to laugh because she has met as many Sketchbook Sisters as I have! She was with me in NYC when we met you for dinner and I was staying with her in LA when I met up with Bea and Sox! Maybe we should make her an honorary member of the group!

    Rita--yes, Sox has officially moved from Canada to Palm Springs! So happy we finally got to meet! Now it will be easier for you to meet her too!