Well, for awhile now I’ve struggled with an EZ up tent, well several of them as they kept breaking) and mooning over and over about how lovely pro-panels looked and my CPA ie my husband…..asured me that simply couldn’t take the “Plunge” to buy ALL new equipment, let alone top of the line items like Flourish TrimLine Tents or anough Pro-Panels to fill my tent. You see up until now I had prided myself on being the frugal art insider….and believe me I won’t dissapoint you. This was a gift from a Greater Source…My God is taking care of me!
After looking online at ArtInsiders.com,( if you haven’t discovered this site, go directly to it!! after you finish reading my post 🙂 ) I found plenty of tents for sale or panels for sale but shipping would kill us…so my brilliant husband said check Craig’s list, that’s local. I told him I had already checked many times. His response…”Check again.”
And to our surprise in our own city we found not only a tent, not only the panels but BOTH for literally less than a third of what they would cost new….and no they were not beat up and used even five times, NO…ONCE!!!!!
So although I have the newest toys, I will still be the frugal queen….in fact this is my biggest frugal aquisition of all!!!
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As always, Love and Light…..WK
I may have found a new fun passion…..
This is a new technique for me, I received an unfinished canvas from a friend of my mother’s and they said I could do anything with it….they didn’t know what they were asking. The dragonfly and florals were the only things on the canvas a…nd I put my touch on it with texture and my Cubists style along with vintage papers painted over with browns at the top and bottom, leaving only the florals and the dragonfly, adding some browns to connect them. This was the finished product, definitely different for me but honestly it makes me want to bombard garage sales and find canvas to alter and make my own!!!! It was too fun and I can’t wait to see what people think of this experiment……
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As always, peace and light to you and yours….WK
Hello to you and happy Super Bowl Day!!
Yes it’s a holiday around our house!!
I finished a piece last night with some amazing vintage papers that I found at a toy train show of all places! My husband is a huge toy train fan and I love to go and enjoy with him. Fortunate for me, always looking for vintage items, I lucked upon a vendor that was selling all kinds of maps, records and various train memorabilia for very inexpensive prices! I found an entire accounting ledger full of handwriting dated in the 1950’s…..it’s amazing and to most people it’s just an old book that’s been written in, but the writing is my favorite part. Imagine over 60 years ago an accountant and engineer for a train company diligently wrote down expenses and income, thinking it was a mere form of record for himself and his business…..I wonder what he would think now knowing it has become part of my art? Would he think I’m crazy? Would he be thrilled? Wherever he or she is now, they are now a part of me and I find that so moving and the connection so powerful that I have a difficult time putting it into words…..Their energy is now a part of my work and find it a fascinating aspect of my job…if you can call it a job!!
Here’s the book and an example of a page….
Below is the piece I worked on using the first pages of this book, the earthy tones really give it that vintage feel that I wanted. EVERY SINGLE Paint used in this piece is from my favorite place, let’s say it together…HOME DEPOT! They are all textured or metallic samples of Martha Stewarts line of paints. The metallics are amazing and the textures range from crackle paints to the dark brown which you would swear is gritty mud smeared on the canvas with a knife….I also used some texture tools I got at the train show as well, a metal bristled “toothbrush” meant to clean track, but makes great texture in molding paint etc. So for around five dollars a piece you get some great new textures and colors in good sized bottles that last a long while. So here is the piece with a close up of the pages out of the Train Log along with an image that reminded me of my grandmother…..
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