I've been busy reading this week instead of making things. Thats why you haven't heard much from me lately. I have been slowly working on a project for a swap. Today I made an artist trading card, my first one ever. I needed some way to release what I was feeling after finishing a trilogy today. Art is great therapy. I also needed to do something more along the lines of art than craft, even if it was my usual doodling. I'll scan it and share it with all of you tomorrow.
I re-read The Host by Stephenie Meyer. This is the book that she wrote while one of the Twilight books was being edited. I love it. It was different but still special the 2nd time through. Think invasion of the body snatchers after the body snatchers have won. Like Twilight, it is a love story and there is a love triangle, but with 2 bodies.
My local library is asking people to read "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Its part of some program to get the town talking about a single book. Then in June a friend of mine who is a librarian will be leading a book discussion on it. So I agreed to read it after I finish The Host. I wasn't sure about it, because it isn't the type of book that I usually read, but I could not put it down. I read the whole trilogy in 4 days. Incredible! It is an emotional roller-coaster. I highly recommend it. I'll probably re-read the 1st book before the book discussion so that I can not only refresh my memory, but I won't accidentally mention things that happen in the other books.
Not only did I make an artist trading card tonight, but I did some watercolor painting so that I can make a few more. I'll take pictures tomorrow.