My daughter came for a visit and we have had a great time every minute of her visit. One of the first things we did was to go see Alice in Wonderland 3-D together... or should I say my daughter took me to the movies. I'm so glad she did! My first thought was ... ohhh... what eye candy and inspiration! Second thought... this movie is amazing in all ways! Johnny Depp was the highlight of the movie with all of his subtle quirks... very memorable indeed! I won't go into all the details... I'll just say that this movie was pure magic and if you haven't seen it yet you really should. It inspired a painting for me... will share it soon.
On Friday my daughter, Janet and I decided to take a trip up to Red Hook to visit a bead shop and a favorite haunt of ours.... an old barn full of antiques and junk. It was a glorious sunny day and our first taste of spring. It's like someone pushed a button that said "It's Spring now!".
As we approached the storefront for the bead shop we saw a sign that said 'For Rent' and nearly died on the spot thinking that it had closed. Well...... lo' and behold... it was the second to the last day of their closing sale and everything was from 50% to 75% off! OMG... we were so excited! Murphy's Law didn't get us this time! I dropped them off and parked the car .. joined them inside where I could see their eyes bigger than saucers and lots of hyperventilation going on... lol It really was a beader's paradise... so much inventory.... such beautiful inventory... and oh my the prices! We really did make out like 'Fat Rats' that day! Here is some of our 'haul'.
The rest of the weekend was mostly studio time... me working on my painting and my daughter working diligently on her jewelry pieces. It's so nice to sit down with your daughter and create together. She's been working on some beautiful new earrings that I think are amazing as well as a new wedding line of necklaces and earrings that sparkle like ice. Her store is Mystikal1981... check it out. :o)
Have a great week...