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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Something I Always Wanted...

I stopped at Goodwill this morning... I found something that I have wanted for many years... for cheap.

When I was in college, was the first time I saw one of these... They were expensive back then and they still are.

It is a wooden case with all different kinds of artist's supplies.  Colored pencils, pastel chalks, water colors, drawing pencils and 52 different colors of pens(that work)!  I looked them up on the net and found them to be between 50 and 60 dollars on Ebay.  That's about what they were when I was in college, in art stores.  I am now the happy owner of one. The box itself is wooden and beautifully done. I paid 20.00 for the whole thing.

 If I wear out the contents, I will still have a box that will store a lot of tubes of beads.  Can you tell that I am a happy camper?  I see some regular sized art in my future.

Meanwhile, I had a weird thought whilst watering this morning.  This is the Palo Verde Tree that came up in the corner of our back yard a couple of years ago.... I am thinking, if I could preserve the leaves in the drying crystals that I have, I could save a lot of cutting and creasing leaves for the wisteria vines that I want to do for the conservatory... It's worth a try.

I found this little guy growing in the middle of the back yard. 

I think that he might be a good candidate for one of the mini pots in the greenhouse.

I don't know where it came from, but it looks like one of those prayer plants.  The leaves close when you touch them.
It's another one of those mad scientist experiments.

Maybe it will work.  Maybe it won't.  But it's fun to try.
Tessie and Kota are just sitting in the middle of the floor shaking their heads at me... I know.  They don't believe that I can get the little plant to grow.  Or the leaves to dry.

Just wait and see!

I am going now and play with my new box full of toys.

See you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Barb the Evil Genius said...

That's an awesome find. I'm wondering why someone chose to donate something like that to Goodwill, but then I have several artists in my family who would gladly take art supplies if I didn't want them.