Sometimes you just need to get away with friends. Especially those that take you to art stores! We had a “art gals” day in McMinnville to visit a few galleries and spend an enormous amount of time combing through the Merri Artist, an art supply store. I have to admit a lot of my supplies come via online shopping because we have no decent supply source in Corvallis, Albany or anywhere! There is a lovely shop I visit in Eugene, and another in Salem, but McMinnville has one of the best! Ok, they do fall short in interesting decorative papers, but that might change. If you are a painter, you would love it! I adore looking at all the little things, colors, nibs, foil, encaustic, paper, canvases, paints, pencils…. I think you understand. Some people love shopping for clothes, I love shopping for art supplies. Somehow I managed to practice restrained purchasing, leaving with only paper needed for more lamps and this lovely 3 pack of Moleskine blank journals. I’ve been wanting something small and easy to take around for sketches and notes. Looks like I’ll be set for a little while. A big thanks to Carol Chapel, Donna Beverly & Joey Azul for making it such a lovely day!
Ok, now back to work. 😦