The before and the after of Gale's & my day of garage sale hunting and creating with what we purchased.
I spent a day arting with my art buddy, Gale yesterday. She noticed that her neighborhood was having a garage sale and suggested that we take $10 and find items that we could create art with and use those items only to create something.
While I believe that I heard Gale whisper at some point that she had in mind to create an ATC, I set my mind on some sort of display/assemblage. I think BIG.
I love garage sales and I know what to walk past and where to head for those items that are art worthy. I pass all the shoes, all the clothes and all the furniture and head towards the tables in the back.
Gale and I had a blast traveling around looking for treats and trinkets. The weather was sunny, but the wind was blowing, so I ended up with a good case of wind burn on my face. But that didn't stop us from crossing from Gale's neighborhood, to another nearby...before calling it quits.
I pretty much knew what I was going to do by the time we got back to Gale's...so I was off and running from the beginning. I used all of my items except for one...the Maurice Chealier Album. I wanted to scan it before I did anything with it. It is AMAZING...and the book also has an amazing etching of Queen Elizabeth in it that I can't wait to scan.
After working for a couple of hours, we took a break for some of Philips delicious Mac & Cheese. It was so wonderful that I over ate. I couldn't help myself. And the lemon cookie that Gale mentioned is just that....Heaven.
Anyway....as Gale mentioned, we both decided that we were going to give away our creations. So if you'd like a chance at winning my little Trash to Treasure Creation.....sign up to follow my Blog (if you're already a follower you can play too)....then leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite trick is when you go to garage sales.