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Friday, January 23, 2009

live the adventure

From canopie to canopie you wander until the sun begins to set.  Each brings its own unexpected collections.  Exhausted, your mind is racing with the inspirations the market has brought and filled with the many gypsy stories that were shared.  Your feet are screaming for a momentary relief and so you drop your overstuffed knapsack and plop into a narrow metal cafe chair.  

Still in awe of the magic and mystery of the market you watch the gypsy merchants begin to pack their goods into decorated trunks.  Slowly, the once lively market becomes increasingly calm and the sound of old vans making their way down the road one behind the other is all that can be heard.  

A clunky old ladder is opened at your feet and a robust gypsy begins to climb its ragged rungs.  Fearful that the ladder may topple at any moment you jump up and steady the lopsided legs as the gypsy nears the top.  His plump hands reach out and strong fingers begin picking the knot that holds the colorful banner reading "It's the Year of the Gypsy" in bold letters followed by "join us" in a carefully penned script.   Banner down, the gypsy returns to the ground.  

"How?" you ask.  

But the gypsy only grins and motions toward the lumpy knapsack below your chair.  Curiously watching as he walks away, ladder under one arm and tightly rolled banner under the other, he calls over his shoulder, "You'll find it".  
Confused, you look down at the knapsack once more, bookboard, bright papers and twine tied parcels peek from under the flap...

live the adventure.  bind it with style.




And what would the year of the gypsy be without a celebratory gypsy year clear stamp and a few sets of certifiable seals?



11 comments:

scrapanath said...

i really love the calendar set! just beautiful!!!!

Inkqueen said...

Wow. Those stamps are wonderful

iowapapergirl said...

I have to have everything so far. Now if there were only a store which carried it all in my area. I guess I'll just have to search for it all gypsy style!

mumof2 said...

just stopping by to see if the gypsies have posted andy sneak peack for cha 09 --- love everything and want it all -- my fav. is the months stamps. michele

AngelBear said...

LOVE the calender stamps! Amazing stuff!

Deb L said...

wow! love all the new stamps coming our way!

Laurel (shreve6) said...

favorite things are clear stamps, besides paper!

Laura Z. said...

How can I puchase these new winter releases ASAP? I love everything, especially the new emphemera. I always love your products. I am not disappointed. THanks so much!

BishopsMommie said...

those stamps are so cool...wonder when they will be out..i need them

Jamie said...

I absolutely love clear stamps. They're so easy to use.

Robin said...

I love all the new releases:)