Artist's Prayer

Give us Your daily Inspiration
So, we can live a Creative Life.
And lead us away from self-doubt,
For to doubt our creativity
Is to doubt Your Voice within us.

Friday, May 15, 2009

More Treasures Form Goodwill...

This morning I found my way to a local Goodwill store and found many delights for my creative inner youngster. One of the things that I noticed is a peaceful sense of abundance I experience as I walk in between the aisles stuffed to overflowing with wares and personal objects. It's fun to know that I can purchase whatever I want to, yet I try to exercise a gentle restraint to limit myself to the items that I will put to immediate use only.... otherwise my house will slowly begin to resemble a thrift store itself.

For over a year I've been wanting to find beer mugs as storage containers for my paint brushes, palette knives, color shapers etc. and enjoy them as I create. Today I was blessed with three such mugs at $1.99 each....

My specific reason to visit Goodwill today was to find some old books that I want to use in the upcoming collage, nicely aged pages with at least double-column printset. I bought two dictionaries, one published in 1951 and another more recently, in 1993. You can purchase a hardcover book at Goodwill, regardless the age, for..... $1.79! Going to a thrift store is truly an artist date for me, though that wasn't my conscious intention when I first started. I wrote about Goodwill and their wonderful mission that helps thousands of people throughout the country in my post from April 28, 2009.


  1. Love Goodwill.I've found some terasures and donated many.

  2. Hey there, Tati! Wow, I've missed reading your wonderfully deep posts and seeing your wonderfully creative explorations on canvas. I live vicariously thru you as far as the bigger canvas goes. Since I create mostly mail art, I have to keep things smaller. Thanks for the kind words about my 5-layer post card and for visiting my blog. I hope we continue to stay in touch with each other! xoxo, Aimeslee

    p.s. - LOVED your wine bottle tutorial! Would love to try that sometime. You are so lucky to live near a real live Dick Blick store, and yes, nickel azo gold is the 8th wonder of the world, lol.