Great Day

7/23/2009 08:32:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 3 Comments »
Today my good friend Vicki and I went to the warehouse sale at USArtQuest. The owner, Sue Pickering Rothamel is just a wonder. Besides her art supply business (she sells many products that are made right there), she is a fabulous artist. Her creative ideas really amaze me. She paints, invents and develops new products (think Perfect Paper Adhesive and Mica Magic Watercolor paints), and thinks up the most interesting and fun projects. Soon she'll be having a class on making, among other things, checkbook covers using cloth similar to canvas (sorry, Sue, I forgot the exact name of it), paint and paper napkins, of all things! I've seen them and they are really great.
So, anyhow, Vicki and I spent a good deal of time there, and I got some super treasures at super prices (great unmounted stamps, Light 101 Artist's Cement (I'll use it in a future post), some very unique stickers, and lots more. The best part, though, was a chance for a visit with Sue. She's so warm and welcoming - I just wish all of you could meet her. Check her website (usartquest.com) to see (and maybe even order) some of her things. There may be a schedule there of places she'll be around the country. Go see her if you can!
Vicki & I also hit an estate sale on the way home where I bought just a few cool things. After I got home I wanted to do some art, but was completely blocked. I just sat down with my art journal and this is what happened. It's pretty silly and not well done, but then so am I much of the time!
P.S. Don't forget to leave a comment on the "Give-away" post - tomorrow's the last day for a chance to win the goodies!

3 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

Nancy,

I wish my "blocked" times produced anything resembling this really cute page.

I may agree with the "pretty silly" part, but not the "not well done" part - never!

You're the best!

xoxo

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I don't see silly or not well done. I see insightful and adorable!

freebird said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I don't think this is silly. Just shake your tail feathers and have some fun - that's what it says to me unless I read around your page where I can see you are quite out of sorts.