Monday, July 2, 2007

Shopping Spree


So I still have not started a new piece yet! I have one all drawn up and ready for my colored pencils but as you saw in my "twitter box" I had a birthday party on Saturday to go to and today I went shopping ALLLLL day with my artist friend Luann (her link is in my sidebar) in Brattelboro Vermont. I swear it did have something to do with art though.

We scoped out the galleries there and shopped at the many thrift/antique stores. I came home with so many still-life goodies as you can see in the photo! I got a bunch of milk glass vases, white pottery, more green glass that will go in my ocean inspired still-lifes (one with a very legible "pain Killer" label on it), a gorgeous newish mercury glass pedastal.... it was a good day. Just don't tell my husband or bookkeeper (like I have one) about the great shirt I got at Boomerang (my new favorite clothes store)... hey I resisted the peekaboo wedge slingbacks with the little cherries on it - so I had to get the shirt!

I am suitably tired, have let the kids watch a video to put them asleep and will start my new drawing in the morning - at this point I can't wait and will be dreaming about the smell of pencil shavings and complementary colors.

5 comments:

ranjini said...

ooooooo they are some wonderful goodies, but I just love the pedastal!!! It would make a great painting.

Nicole Caulfield said...

I know isn't it great! I can see why people collect mercury glass things. This pedastal is a new one instead of an antique but it will work well in a still-life and was only $3! Most of the things I got were a dollar!

ranjini vc said...

Its such a good deal! I've been to a thrift store , maybe I should go there sometime!

visioneerwindows said...

Now - if only I had the room....[sigh]

Luann said...

Oh, Nicole, maybe we should start a shopping service for artists! You and me, thrift stores, great goodies shipped anywhere in the country....whaddya say? :^p