Sometimes you just want to spend a little time
grooving in the studio.
I always need greeting cards so when I’m
in the mood to just play,
but don’t really have a project, I make cards.
It’s nice to have a box of them on hand.
Ready when you need them.
Notice the art supplies I'm using are
Dollar Store eye shadow. I buy cheap shadow when I find pretty colors and I save my old blush and shadow when I purchase new ones. These are one of my favorites things when I want soft color. "Waste not want not", that's what momma always said.
So this afternoon I just played.
When I was a little girl my dad gave me 50 cents a week as an allowance. Now, that may not sound like much but in the 50’s it was pretty good money. One of the things I loved to buy was paper and I could buy a package of 250 sheets of typing paper for 25 cents back then. It was great for my art. Back then paper, crayons, a tin of water colors, scissors and paste was a complete set of artist supplies. For a kid anyway. We did not have the gazillion supplies of today, or the craft and art stores. What we had was the “Five & Dime Stores” and oh my, they were the greatest places to venture into. Not only did they have everything you could even dream of, they also had windows of candy, warm roasted nuts by the pound (or less) soda fountains with real ice cream and the Woolworths in our town even had a donut machine. You could watch the donuts batter drop from one end of the machine into hot oil and float along getting turned once and then being lifted out and frosted at the other end. The “Five & Dime” was a monastery of wonderful smells and sights. Oh to be a kid again. Well, we can not go back . . .can we? But, that doesn't mean we have to grow up. In fact I am totally against growing up, if it means you can not play with crayons and paper. I guess I'm a kid at heart and pretty apt to stay that way. Now, if you have read this far, I only have one more thing to say, "Go in your studio or your cubby and have fun!