Monday, January 31, 2011

A Refund A New Order and a Gimme

The seller of the broken chair was really cool, simply gave me a complete refund which helped. You never know what they are going to say, but this one had one of those gold seals, and those are usually hard working folks. Thanks to all of you who gave me advice on how to fix it, I think I'll hold out and buy a better chair.

So I bought this vanity chair, not for my desk but the small built-in vanity in the master bedroom.

I an DETERMINED to find a chair for both vanity and desk! I've tried a set of old chairs I already had, another chair I bought last year that didn't reassemble and I didn't like, the broken chair (where is that white footstool that matches it?) and now I have my eye on something else for the desk. Gee I hope this pink chair works for the vanity.

And because I have been semi-searching eBay for an old artists art supply box off and on for 10+ years (they always sell for big bucks, go figure), I finally grabbed one for a good deal yesterday.

Both my Mom and her Mom and Aunts were artists, and so am I, or so they say.

I am lucky to have a few art supplies both Mom and Grandma owned, now I have a box to put them in. And use, if I can make the time to get back to my own art!!

I wish I had more of Moms art. I only have about 2-3. I have a few of Grandma's paintings.

Here is a bad polaroid photo (all I have, as the artwork is long gone) of one of Moms charcoal drawings of a piece of driftwood she hauled all the way across the country when my folks moved out here (I still have that piece of wood and most of the other few. The guys I hired to clear the backyard threw out one or two pieces grrr)

I do have the artwork that's just behind this one in the photo, but you see why the vintage art box is sentimental to me.

My great Aunt went to art school around 1919 when women didn't usually do that. I have some of her art too, which is a lot of pencil sketches of women in the 1920's, a few colored pencil drawings too. So charming!

Anyone else have relatives that did any art?

Happy Sunday!