When I get a little money

I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes. – Erasmus

Who would’ve thought books were addictive even back in the 1400s?!  That’s around the time Erasmus penned this.

I feel a kinship to this guy even though I know nothing much about him.

You see – I have a book fetish.  I’ll admit it.  I love books.  I can’t get enough of them.  When I’m surrounded by them I get a sense of calm and peace like nothing else (of course that happens a little while after the fluttering of my heart settles down a bit).

Even as a kid I remember going to the library and getting such an excited feeling – one of possibility or opportunity.  I’m not sure which describes it best.  But it was a very real feeling – that fluttering in the pit of your stomach – Christmas morning – your life is full of potential – feeling.

And I still do.

Especially with books on creativity, new thought processes, anything that offers hope for change or a new beginning or a new creative outlet – they’re all positive – and they’re always appreciated no matter what the circumstances may be.  I’m always open to something new, something better, something different.

When I first started ordering books from Amazon (years ago when books were all they sold) – they would send out cool bookmarks with the order … not sure why they stopped doing that – but I remember when I got this quote and have always remembered it.

Sometimes having so many books around can be a bit overwhelming at times – mainly because its just hard to decide which one to pick up first!

But eventually I do decide.

The best part is…there’s always a book for another day!

I spent my lunch break today buying (more) books…

  • Encaustic Mixed Media: Innovative Techniques and Surfaces for Working with Wax – Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch
  • Flavor for Mixed Media: A Feast of Techniques for Texture, Color and Layers – Mary Beth Shaw
  • Steel Wire Jewelry: Stylish Designs, Simple Techniques, Artful Inspiration – Brenda Schweder
  • The Cloth Paper Scissors Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed Media Art –  Barbara Delaney

I’m all a tingle!!