I hit the jack pot today with my dear friend and shopping partner, Laurie!
First, let me explain:
I am working on something which I will be sharing soon. I needed some things for the project and didn’t have the raw materials to make them . Laurie and I went to Dollar Tree and I picked up 5 powdered eye shadows and two packages of metalic tissue paper.
Next we went to Goodwill. I didn’t buy any art related stuff there.
Next we went to the secondhand store which is set up for our local animal shelter. And I hit the jackpot!
I found a set of The New International Illustrated Encyclopedia of Art. In it is thousands of pictures of art work, explanations and descriptions, everything a student of art could want. 24 volumes. What a find for only 5 bucks! We found 4 books in foreign languages for my art journals. One in Hebrew, one in German and two in Spanish. A bag of wooden spools, Dr. Seuss foam stamps, and 5 stencils. There is a bag of smaller items over there which I didn’t realize wasn’t included in the picture. Not sure what’s in that bag… (Oh, and a killer pair of boots for 3 bucks!)
On to Hobby Lobby. Here I bought quite a few things, but managed to find what I needed at the lowest possible price. I bought 5 bottles of Folk Art metallic paints, a gears stencil, tissue paper with french written all over it, and finally, after tremendous effort I might add, double sided tape. They just remodeled our Hobby Lobby and you can’t find anything. There were a couple things on my list Hobby Lobby didn’t have-so I will be improvising them.
All this, plus a purse and a Star Wars helmet for Anthony, for under $50 bucks.