The day was kind of like a series of errands, but here is how it went:
We started the day at Jerry's Artarama. There is where I purchased the cardstock for my notecard series. I'd never been there before, but I have sent someone else there for supplies. It was such a great store. The kind of rawness that you can appreciate in a true art store. Everything was organized but packed into a small space. No busy signs and decorations, just pure art supplies. The kind of place that makes you want to paint or draw or burn letters into wood, even when you never once thought of that.
|My cousin, falling in love with the pretty papers too. :-)|
I bought the prettiest piece of paper with cherry blossoms on it. I love cherry blossoms, not the fragrance, but the tree. I think I'll frame this paper.
After Jerry's Artarama, we went to Hancock Fabrics to find a suitable fabric to be the backdrop for an upcoming pottery photography session (more details and pics to come). It's great when you discover the fabric you want is on sale AND that the store offers teacher discounts. :-)
The next stop was to Trader Joe's. Stores like that just make you want to drink special teas and say, "Paper please, not plastic." We sampled this amazing "fake beef" dip. It was so good. I wonder if I can attempt to recreate the taste with meatless crumbles and salsa. TJ's only used this meatless burger stuff and a jar of TJ salsa. Hummm...
We even visited Whole Foods to get some french lentils for my mom. I mean, french lentils? The cashier asked me what was so special about french lentils and how were they different. My reply, "I'm just following orders. My mom's been watching the Barefoot Contesssa again."
There was another series of errand repeats because apparently if I don't put it on the list, I can't remember anymore. Anyhoo, the final stop put me in the public library. It was such a cool place. Imagine this: everyone was actually reading or doing something educational and productive. I didn't hear any loud talking or babies crying or see kids running around in the children's room. Simply libraryness. (You like how I made up this word, don't you?)
I mean there were shelves dedicated to crafting. And not all the books were about knitting. I spent some time in that section and then followed suit with the cookbook section. I hoped they didn't mind because I found comfort sitting right on the floor. Ahhhh!!!
And finally at the end of that part of the day, I was able to capture this beautiful gift that someone I know received.
There is something peaceful about capturing floral images. I never thought I'd like it as much as I do.
Off to find the next "ahhh" moment,