Saturday, June 9, 2012

What can it be????????

Yes........I know you know I've been shopping!!!  I received a few of my purchases, and was thrilled with the presentation of one of the orders.  I couldn't help share it with everyone.  That lovely soft mint green raffia will come in handy.......  I am still waiting on a few things, ie oil pastels and paper.  That is okay.

This photograph shows some of the most recent purchases, not all from the same store, but all geared towards my mixed media journey.  If you click on the photograph, you will get a better view of the individual items.   To be honest, I could do with more of these inks/mists/paints.

I couldn't help but buy these cute little paper clips from  I just love them, and I do apologize to those of you who already know about them.  I had never seen them - really should get out more!!    Of course, they will not be used for paper clips, and at just over $5 per packet, who could be bothered trying to curl wire for things!!  You can buy them in square shapes too.

This is the cotton canvas and cotton duck I purchased from Spotlight.  The white cotton canvas is really nice and strong, and I feel the work I am doing doesn't warrant the cost of purchasing 'artist canvas'.    It's been painted with Gesso this morning [well, a piece of it], and will be ready for some collage work in a day or so.

I have had these goodies for a few weeks, but will share them here with this post.  Although there is not a designated online shopping website, you can find details here.  I wasn't sure what I wanted to purchase when I phoned Peter at the store.  He and staff members were most obliging, giving me some details/information, and time to go away and think about what I would buy.  I then phoned back for more discussions and ordering.  The parcel was here in no time at all, and included was a dear little compact mirror, just the right thing for one's purse - I am always freshening up my lipstick when I'm out [perhaps I secretly eat the stuff!!].  They have a large product range, and are very helpful.  Of course, some of us know 'the other half' of the equation - our fellow blogger Frances.  

I am working on some collage and mixed media at the moment, but in the last two days have had some internet drama with certain sites.  I think my security firewall took exception to something, and I had been unable to access certain 'usual haunts'.  I'm hoping this has been resolved, with help from online company IT professionals.

I hope some of my purchases are of interest.


DIAN said...

Oh Linda, I know it is not a nice thing to say but I am sooooo envious. What fabulous goodies.
I cannot wait to see what you create with these new items.

Thanks also for the note regarding my blog. I think it is fixed now.

Wanda-Maria Roszak said...

Hi Linda, I see that you like what you create, and certainly all of this is for you.
Imagine what will be your beautiful art work. which are made, and I admire, I wish you great success and joy in what you create.
Thank you for Translate the blog, very good work, I've tried, and it is very important also for other people from other countries.
Linda, I wish you and your family, a nice wekend,
With words of friendship,
many hugs .........

Iceni UK said...

Hi Linda, looking forward to seeing what you create from your wonderful package of goodies..
Wishing you a happy weekend.

Juliettecherry said...

You'll have fun using these treasures. Always exciting when a parcel arrives. I will look forward to seeing the result. Enjoy!

Sandy said...

You're going to have so much fun. New art supplies are the best thing in the world. I love it when they are sent in a special way, so you can use the wrapping too. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Soonymary said...

love seeing your purchases! I have all the colours in the adirondack colour was range and love them, also love your border stamos! Looking forward to seeing what you do with it all!

Anonymous said...

Cant wait to see what you are working on with these goodies.

Ella said...

What a nice stash of goodies i wonder what will you make.

margaret said...

What a great spend you had there Linda and all from the comfort of your armchair.
never seen paper clips like those before can see why you could not resist them
Now waiting to see what you create with your goodies.

Karyn said...

Isn't it fun to get things in the mail? Now that you have opened my eyes to the joy of online shopping my bank balance has never been the same!!LOL!!! Have fun with all your new things, i think you must be having a great time with it all

Anney said...

Hi Linda,I too love opening packages and recently I had a lovely one to open in time for my b'day...thank you for the goodies..the thread,the fabulous tiny embroidered cushion which is now hanging from my scissors so i'll not lose then..the pretty card and very special felted are kind and I was so pleased to feel special from hundreds of miles away!! I'll write a newsy letter soon and post ...happy creating my friend.. Anney x