Today, I was hoping to report all sorts of thirfty items purchased on my first yard sale excursion of 2007, but unfortunately I came home empty handed and hugely disappointed. It's been unusually warm here, even for North Carolina (around 70 degrees) for the last few days. When I picked up the paper on Friday, it looked as the the yard sale season was starting out with a bang with many people taking advantage of our warm weather surge. However, either because I got up and at them late, or because people really did not have much to sell that I was interested in, I didn't purchase anything. So, I did what every girl would do that is intent on getting SOMETHING when they are out shopping, I went to an actual brick and mortar store and intended on using one of my gift certificates received from my birthday. We are at the register, with our items (an area rug that I had been wanting and some sewing supplies) when the lights go out, the registers go down and go figure no manager in site to figure how to get the store back online. I looked at Ken, he looked at me, and we laughed at our luck. We just left our cart because it was impossible for them to even ring up our purchases let alone pay with a gift card. I guess this means it wasn't meant to be yesterday.
I came home and did some more work on my new painting. I don't quite have the skills of this artist , but getting back into the swing of things is building my confidence again after a long break from the brushes. In 2007, I WILL do more paintings and try more techniques. I plan to photograph my progress as I chug along for you to see who things come together, at least how I make them come together.
We are having a great response for the Pink and Brown Swap , there's still time to sign up if you haven't already. Looking forward to seeing all of your creative & thrifty skills come together for this swap in honor of Rebecca's wedding and Valentine's Day!
Painting is a messy craft. I "marked" my blue jeans up and my arms and my shirt and my desk. I get into my work in other words!