"Fly Away Home"
I've had a few questions from my dear readers inquiring about mica. Rather than give you my amateur explaination, I will guide you to the semi-professionals at wikipedia. I will tell you what my Dad told me about it when I was a little girl...and I still think this is the coolest thing...mica is a rock! Yes, it's a shiny rock that has conveniently formed in layers for us artsy types to separate and use in all manner of projects. The real question is, where can we find it??? Here are a few links: US ArtQuest has lots of embellishments and supplies that you can't live without, including the ever-elusive mica. Volcano Arts also carries mica along with all kinds of tools and gadgetry to add to your tool pile (see post below). This info should be enough to help you start emptying that rainy day art fund!