||[Mar. 25th, 2003|03:25 pm]
All day running errands. Bought bubble wrap and wrapping tape and assorted moving stuff. Also went and bought a huge reserve of art supplies (I don't know when the next time I'll get to go to an art supply store, lol). Paints were on sale really cheap, and I bought several new brushes as well. I then bought more canvas sheets as well. |
Oh yes! I also bought some finely sanded wooden panels of basswood that still have the bark on the edges that I'm going to attempt to paint on. I'm excited - I love painting on unusual substances. The surface of the wood has been treated for any sort of finish, and is really smooth - almost like masonite. I'll paint some cool foresty-faery scenes I think. I might do some of that tonight! I'll let every one know if I get time and get the webcam ready =)
I looked at some new webcams too while we were at Office Max - it looks like I could get a pretty nice one for around $100. I'll probably get one after we move!
Oh yes - I got the Comcast thing straightened out today - I'll get my digital cable and modem on April 9th between 8:00 and 12:00 am =)
ooh, im very excited to see the wood paintings :) sounds fun. have you ever done painting on like slate peices or anything like that?
No - I haven't tried slate yet, but I was just looking at them at Michael's (art supply store). I'll see how well I do on the wood pieces and I might branch out. I also saw a bunch of neat little wooden boxes and things that might be fun to paint!
I love Michael's! I go there at least once (sometimes more) every week. Usually with the 40% off coupons from the Sunday paper. Do you ever use those? I've saved a ton of money with them.
Good! I will never have dial-up again! Cable modem is a million time faster and I'm spoiled now because of it.
Oh I know- with all of the uploading and downloading I do I could never stand to have dial-up. Eek, especially if I'm doing any sort of online gaming.
Matt used to manage the frame shop at Michael's - I loved it because I got free stuff all the time and huge discounts, hehe. Oh yes - I love those coupons!
I don't know if you're familar with a Seattle artist named Lisa Petrucci, but she does nearly all of her paintings on those wood slabs! I think she mostly recycles the old souvenir plaques you can find at the thrift stores. She just scrapes off the pictures of the Oregon Caves or the world's largest ball of twine, then sands them and paints them. They rock! :)
That is too cool! Now that's recycling! I'll have to check out her work!
Awesome - I just found her website. I like her "Tiki" inspired pieces - I love that sort of thing. I like her old-horror-movie stuff too.
I've been thinking about doing some horror movie type paintings myself - The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Metropolis, along those lines. I like old silent movies a lot!
If you do, I'll be in trouble, money-wise! That sort of thing pretty much rules my world. :)
Hehe! I just looked at your LJ icons - good stuff! I love Theda Bara, Lillian Gish - all the silent movie vampy-girls =) I wish there were more actresses like that nowadays. =(
I'm definitely going to try to capture the feel of that era in filmmaking in some new paintings! So many ideas, so little time...