The friends - Karol, Sandy, Gayl and Diane. . .
and here are the pounds of loot. I found the bag of metal odds and ends at an antique store in Pine, and then we stopped at Tractor Supply in Payson, where they sold hardware by the pound. It's a bit of a drive to Payson, but no more Home Depot for me; I'm hooked. Depending on the finish or metal this stuff can be purchased from $2.79 to $4.79 per pound. OUTSTANDING! More importantly they had these cool screw thingies that I've used before; they were from a cannabalized piece of Ikea furniture. I was out, and Tractor Supply had them. So excited.
This was one of those magic days spent with friends. Want to give a shout out to the Mogollon Moose. We had a fabulous lunch; chicken salad sandwich, the "Hen" version, Quinoa salad and for dessert we split a chocolate covered salted-carmel tart to die for. It was actually picked as this years best of the Rim dessert; no argument from the four of us.
Now I'm home, the two baby books are finished and I had to pull out the loot; what treasure. I am so excited to have time to work on some mixed media before traveling to Alabama next week. After doing 5 craft events, I know diversity is key. I need to move beyond canvas, and when I'm working on canvas I need to move beyond my comfort zone - the 9X12.
Recently I came across a 6X6 cradle style canvas that I'd smeared with texture paste. Here it is sprayed. Not sure what's going on with this thing, but it won't dry. Picked it up yet again and my hand looks as though I've been finger printed.
I don't care. . .I'm here to make it into something and I will ENJOY!