I once again have been missing from my blog. Last week Scout was sick and I spent two days taking care of her. Thank goodness I did not get sick again but it wore me out! Friday was a day of rest and reading. This week I've had 3 days in a row of Dr/Dentist visits for my Mom. She is doing well but we needed to catch up on some appointments and they came all in one week!
I did manage to slip into a thrift shop or two (or three) and while I didn't buy much I do love my thrifty finds.
This tiny little nativity was .25 and I love it! Already stored with the Christmas decorations.
I think this little shelf is going to see a makeover and the hold more of my orphan S&P collection and only .50
The next three items were only. 25 each!
I haven't bought an egg cup in a long time but this was so sweet and made in France!
This crazy cat mug will go on my art desk to hold pens or brushes!
A very cool cork screw with a bakelite handle will be a gift for a friend who makes wine (good wine)!
A quick stop at Goodwill
I have been looking at these magnet boards but the price of $10 has stopped me, I'm cheap er thrifty I tell ya, so for .77 this one jumped in my cart!
Two strong pieces of foam board .77 will hold my watercolor paper down while I paint
This little ceramic dish was also .77 and is wonderful for mixing a batch of watercolor for a wash. My new watercolor hobby has dictated some of my recent finds!
A last stop at Habitat for Humanity
This lovely serving dish
Bordallo Pinherio and only $2.99
I have made a few purchases using coupons at Michael's and Hobby Lobby
It is really important to find my supplies as cheaply as I can.
A small watercolor pad for making cards and a paint pallette all bought using 40% off. I also bought a white ink gel pen.
All these goodies are for my newest passion! Watercolors!
I am still in the practice and learning phase and try everyday to at least paint a little bit.
(now is a good time to leave if you are tired of my new hobby...I totally understand)
Different techniques and using an ink pen for details on some of the paintings.
Learning to mix colors
Practice with different brush sizes
Textures (my least favorite exercise so far) and finally a little painting
Lupines from a tutorial
I have some new tutorial's I plan to watch this week and paint more flowers. I really do love them. I'm having quite the good time with all of this.
Alas, I did not return to Junk in the Trunk to see if the pink and black vase from last post was still there. It is out of my normal path so maybe soon. If it's there good, if not I seem to be ok with that also.
Wishing you JOY,