When I was a child my Mom thought it would be interesting for my Sister and I to collect stamps. She diligently purchased albums for both of us including a beautiful one for first issues of Canadian stamps. We were both mildly interested and with prompting would use the little sticky flaps to affix the new stamps to the pages. Occasionally we would purchase one of those bags of stamps and sort through them to see if there were any "gems"....countries we didn't have or particularly old stamps. In fact, in Grade 6 I wrote a speech and completely a project on philately that earned me high marks. I think, in the end though, it was really my Mom who found stamps so fascinating. As an artist, I look at them in a whole new way but I still can't bring myself to rob my books of stamps for my artwork....maybe some day. This is my entry for the Three Muses challenge this week.