So I found: art supplies at the thrift store: three nearly full containers of acrylic paints! A gold bow for collage use, and some nice lace too, and a brand new roll of unused tulle.
Total spent: $2.75!
Then I found earrings at the same thrift store! The top ones in silver I liked so much I wore them home. They are very light weight and I think delicate and pretty. $3. I think they come from India.
The bottom ones looked African to me and will be used on a collage! Does anyone besides me see masks here?
Oh, you say you notice a few toys? Well the little cement mixer was a mere 25 cents so it will go with my other little cars in front of our fireplace for little grandson to find and play with. The Christmas ball will go to an "older" friend...who still has her inner child alive and well in her heart.
We had a fun day...visited the four healthy looking buffalo out in their field, saw a blue heron and a white egret standing together chatting about the beautiful weather we are having, saw a large brown hawk flying overhead with a huge wing span and beautiful black and white and brown tail feathers, and a bit later a much smaller baby hawk, with the same coloring. Unfortunately I left my camera at home today. Silly me.
While we were in the thrift store I nearly tripped over my collage teacher sitting on the floor looking at the free books. She was collecting children's books for her nephew. (age 3, like my grand kids). She had a basket full of books including two on the use of acrylic paints. Hopefully she'll share what she learns from them in our classes this coming year. She told me she had made me a piece of art including a Star of David as she wanted to bring me a blessing. How sweet of her to think of me this way.
DH found a CD by a fiddle playing group he knew of Christmas songs. And something about planes for his students.
I came home to work on my Ella quilt wall hanging.
Want to know what was better than buying all these fun trinkets today?
Last night! DH and I went to a party of his work colleagues. We sat together on this very lush, soft leather couch which sort of smushed us together. I loved the feel of him leaning up against me and me leaning up against him almost as if we were one huge soft pillow on that very soft couch. It felt warm and lovey and reminded me of how much I adore my DH.