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Sunday, July 24, 2011

I Scored This Weekend!

I hope you're all enjoying your Sunday and that it isn't too hot where you are. I know many of you are dealing with extreme heat and humidity. Try to stay cool.

Yesterday was a busy day for me. I was going through stacks of my art and discovered so many things in that partial completion stage. Imagine that! Me not finishing a project! Who would have guessed!!

I got myself in gear and gessoed more of the paint brochures, then I finished a small face that was almost done but needed something. I'm still not 100% happy with her but she's better than when I found her....


I tried to fix her eyes
but nothing worked.


So she's as finished as I can make her.

Here are my latest index cards....



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Yesterday HB went out in the late morning. When he came back he told me there was a yard sale across the street that I might be interested in. I looked out the window and spotted an easel! I immediately went over and was thrilled when I saw it up close. It's really sturdy, has all the pieces, including extra table space and storage bins....and the best part was the price! The sign said $25!! I bought it on the spot and brought it home.  HB helped me set it up on the back patio and then I moved it out into the shade to get a picture of it.

Isn't it great???


I had to put a canvas on it just to see how it looks. I may have to move things around a lot to use it in the studio but it was too good to pass up.

29 comments:

  1. You really did score! Well done. When I first glanced at your post, I thought you had made a canvas pillow from your lady and how cool that was!!!! Must have been how you photographed the double page. (Idea!!!!!!!!!LOL!)

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  2. You scored a winner.
    I love finding the right things at the right price! It'll be nice to have to display art on as well. Plus you'll be able to move it around for proper lighting etc.

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  3. WOw What a steal!!! Can't wait to see that big canvas and what yumminess you come up with!! Just think you can paint outside too, if you choose!! Happy Sunday!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Great job finding that easel, you can always use it outside too!. I like your lady as she is. Sometimes when I don't like the eyes I just paint over them and begin again. Your cards look great too!. What a great weekend you're having.

    kate

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  5. This is so cool, you really did find a find. I love it when the unexspected finds you. It is good to be home, but I sure do miss our little Annabelle. Happy painting with your new toy!!! Hugs, your Mary

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  6. FANTASTIC!! I have been scouring craigslist for the same thing....GREAT find!

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  7. looks like you scored a real bargain! you know what that means Janet - we will be expecting even more lovely canvases from you here!

    ps I like the girl you did and she looks fine to me!

    pps I love a bargain too!

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  8. You really scored! What a lovely looking easel! Good for you!

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  9. That is a great easel, it was meant to be yours. Love your lady the colors are great and the new index cards are wonderful.

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  10. You lady is stunning - i love the colours and think she turned out great! How lucky to have found that easel. I've been looking for one for ages - every time I find one at a charity shop, they tell me its not for sale and just for display. I love the shelf underneath for all your paints etc, you are going to have fun with it for sure.

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  11. What a great find Janet-how lucky can you get and it was just over the road.

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  12. That's a really great easel, and a great price. That baby won't be tipping over in the wind!

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  13. wow what a great easel and a great price, and there is nothing wrong with the eyes of your girl. She is perfect

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  14. I love your girlie! The colors you have painted her in are my favs. And boy did you score! That is some set-up for only $25! I just love it when good deals present themselves and it's just what we wanted.
    Jessi xox

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  15. You scored big time. Love all your creative work this week. Now I expect huge canvases from you.
    PS. Teddy insisted on being painted in. LOL

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  16. Hi Janet...I'm jealous of your easel...what a find! I like your lady...she's so colorful!
    Mary

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  17. Yay for you!!! Don't you just love when that happens?

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  18. "Wow that is a great find for that Easel" Your girl is nice to look at too.

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  19. Wow, fabulous find Janet! And I really like your girl (isn't it amazing what you find when you start having clear outs!).

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  20. I love to score Janet! You sure hit the jackpot with that easel! WOW! It's awesome! I am certain you will enjoy it!
    Big hugs and many blessings

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  21. OMG what a find with that easel. That was a fantastic bargain! I can't wait to see the canvases that you paint on this.
    Great cards and page Janet. I have a lot of half finished pages at the moment.
    Lee:)

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  22. oooooooo! Great easel!

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  23. Congrats on the new easel. Thank goodness you're not trying to do some crazy "craft cleanse"! :-)

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  24. Working on an easel is so different than working on a table. That is a great score indeed!
    I like the face the way it is. I don't think it needs improvement.
    Hugs,
    Sophie

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  25. Wow! What a find!
    That easel looks fabulous!

    Love the photos of your art work, too!

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  26. Well, I'm going to post comments on one post, but I've looked at them all -- fabulous index cards, those great purple pages but this one -- Oh, MY!!! Did you leap with joy? I would! It's great, Janet!

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  27. Excellent find and a little serendipity to add delight to your life
    Johnina :^A

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  28. Hello,

    I was just going through some of my emails and saw yours, so thought I would drop you a line and let you know that I have posted a couple of tutorials.

    Congrats on finding such a cool much needed thing for an art room. Very nice!!!

    Love, Light, & Harmony ~ CindyLew

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  29. A great score indeed! I love the table space and storage bins! Excellent!

    I like your lady...quite trendy she is in those colours ~ :)

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