I had a full, fun afternoon and evening in Brighton that began with a visit to the Brighton library where a book sale was in full swing. I bought 12 novels for myself that will be devoured and then passed on to my daughter and/or my sister. I also bought a great trivia book called "Joel Whitburn's Pop Singles Annual 1955-1986 compiled exclusively from Billboard". This is sure to provide a wonderful trip down memory lane and will surely tweak my memory of years past.
After the library we went to the Salvation Army store in Howell where we found more treasures. I purchased a few containers that we thought would be good candidates for still life objects. What do you think?
I was planning to get a still life set up put together this afternoon and begin a sketch, but I am picking up my next box of farm goodies tomorrow morning and there are sure to be some winter squashes that will probably go with the pitchers in a very pleasing way - so stayed tuned. I also found a very quirky matted print that will be framed for my quirky Miss K for her room at her Dad's house. Isn't this a great find?
Jan had also saved a pile of travel brochures and magazines for me to use in my mixed media journal and I am thrilled that she thought of me.
And she also showed me her works in progress as well as some of the paintings she's done since the last time I was over - they are so lovely. Sorry, I don't have pix. But while we were in her art room looking around she gave me two books to borrow and I am anxious to do some sketching and painting from the ideas in them.
So I am back home and reveling in all the goodies I have brought with me including the warm feeling of spending time with my dear friend. She took me to Lu & Carl's in downtown Brighton for a burger and fries at the end of the afternoon on Wednesday and it was delish! Except for the humiliating loss of the Tiger game where we appeared to be cruising into victory, it was a great getaway.
Today I am going to begin a sketch on watercolor paper and try to achieve a loose painting by dropping or pouring paint onto a wet watercolor surface and see where it leads me. What about you? What do you have planned for today? Does it include creative time for yourself? I hope so. If it does, please share it...