Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Cord is HERE! ..and other stuff...

Yay! My little laptop is breathing and working and being all warm and lovey...

But, Saturday when I went to an Estate sale...{where I got some GrEaT finds! I'll share with you in a minute} I didn't feel all warm and or fuzzy.

Well, not fuzzy anyway..and why would I want to feel fuzzy? Warm, I can see. But fuzzy?

OK, the Estate sale. This one was great..see??





Then when I was ready to leave...I spotted ..them! Books! All old and worn and...old. And lovely.


But some big 'ol man was hogging the settee where the bookcase was..rifling through those old, worn.....old pages..that should belong to ..me




I waited..patiently..glancing over once..twice. Now I was getting less patient..and he wasn't moving.


I moved in closer..sat right across him..stared at him. Any harder and one would think I was..well..coveting his..books.


And I was. Really. Actually, my books.. my future books..

The plan was set in motion..I would befriend him..small talk..make him put his guard down..then..then..

..So I say "you're a collector?"

Yeah.

Huh...so you collect books? Old books? To...collect.., right?

Yeah. You?

A collector? Noooooooo..I use them in my ....art..

So, you're an artist?... an artist-artist? You know....

{yeah, totally in put-down-doubting-Thomas-type-speaking..}

I hesitated for a nano-second..then said..

YES..I am an artist...artist!.. So, are you like a collector-collector?? And, by the way..I want that book..and that one..oh and that one..

then he was all like..no that's mine

and I was all - oh no it isn't..and he was all up and..and..

no, not really. but if he hada..I woulda...

So, here's some photos to show you what I was able to find..maybe you can use them in YOUR art.{I will scan better scans over the week-end, OK?}






.because..no matter what we do..no matter what medium we use..no matter how we see our creativity..


...we all all artists.
Yeah...artist-artists..

now, go make some art..or appreciate some art..or buy some art.
-me

14 comments:

Pearl said...

Very uplifting post and cute and funny as usual. Have fun!!

All My Yesterdays said...

Well, of course you're an artist! All anyone would have to do is see your blog! Silly ol man...
Glad you got some cool stuff. I love that the sales are still around and will soon be all over again! Not all over-done, but all over everywhere!!

Glad your laptop is feeling better too. That means YOU are!

Have a good hump day Colleen (O:

diane said...

Oh you have cheered my miserable self up. (been to the dentist)I love old books but not for art just for keeping and looking at. I bet you cam make some great art with them, you Artist, artist you.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

You got some great finds! We have a consignment auction here this sunday! I haven't been to one in so long, I'm looking forward to checking it out :)

I hope I'm as lucky!

Pen Pen said...

Dear Artist, I love your finds, especially the dog house figurine. I bought a couple of books similar to yours recently, and am thinking of cutting them up to use for projects. Will you actually cut yours up or will you scan them?

Karen said...

That guy was obviously NOT an artist!

Vee said...

Ohhh, you really did find some wonderful books...love children's readers...and the vintage cookie jar is wonderful, too. Those things have wild prices at the flea markets around here.

Melinda Cornish said...

I was waiting to hear the part where you attacked him and won the books!!! they are wonderful..I love old childrens books and estate sales....

Just Breathe said...

They look wonderful, good for you.
Yes, we are all artist but you have the best posts around.

Jenny said...

Wow, really amazing finds. And you have your cord. Hip Hip Hooray!

Lori R. said...

Ohhh, I can see your ole'smilin'self whistling all the way back to the car... you sly one, you.... It WAS a good day!!!

Breezy said...

I love the books.. the illustrations are fantastic!!

Pearl said...

By the way if you get tired of that dog house I will gladly take it off your hands? Too cute! Just kidding LOL

whitemorn said...

OOOHHh I have SERIOUS ephemera envy going on here! They are GORGEOUS. I'm delighted you got them. Well done. Pam