Friday, April 20, 2007

Spring collage #2

This is the second collage in my series and is titled "run-a-long". Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments so far! I really really enjoy doing these collages!! And am thrilled that I have found a great use for all those old frames that I find at estate sales.

Today was a shopping day, first Target where I attacked the $1 section!! I have such a hard time controlling myself there! First I found the aqua blue chip and dip (it is shown in top pic and didn't include the white bowl) that was $2.50. I plan to use it for the little bits and piece that get lost on my table. In the bottom pic are blue plastic document holders that I use to hold odd scrap pieces for my collages (you can see that I already put some in the top one). Lastly, I found the pink garden trowel and shears. I think I may have to go back and get a weeder tool too. Then I was off to the thrift store where I found the cream colored bowl shown in the top pic, for 69 cents! The ric rac and seam binding were in a bag for $1.69, and lastly the pipe cleaners for 69 cents also! That black and white bias tape is something I've never seen before, so I was very excited to find it!!! Of course, nothing can be perfect. I had to wait in line at the thrift shop forever!! And then, when they opened up new cash registers, the people behind me (who new I had been there long before them) ran over to them without a second glance at me!!! Now, I have come to the conclusion that I must be invisible! Because I cannot believe that people can be so rude. And, it happens to me all the time! In the mall, people will bang me with their shopping bags or walk right into me like I'm not even there. And, if Sabrina is holding my hand, they do the same thing to her! It must mean that the minute she holds my hand she is enveloped into my invisibility force field! And the sad thing is, these aren't young people doing these rude things. All those women were my age or older! They really should know better! Sorry if I ranted, but now that I've said it I feel much better. And, I think that what goes around, comes around. Karma baby! Bye for now! :)


bon said...

Oh Laurie - you are just adorable, sharing your joy of Target and ric rac. There are others out here that know just how you feel about the thrill of a great find. I just wanted to take a minute and say thanks for sharing. Though I dont know you, this is a great way to feel a little safer and find renewed hope that there are others filled with creativity and kindness in this sometimes crazy world. As far as the invisibility goes - I too have the same thing happen all the time. I think it is the price we pay for the gift of quiet observation. I honestly think there must be a smoothness of aura energy that people move so close to us, albeit rudely sometimes, but it allows for see the subtle details and sense the pulse of humanity that visible others miss.

Laurie said...

Thanks for your kind words bon! I don't feel so bad about being invisible now. You made me see it in a new light! And I'm so glad that you enjoy seeing my little finds. The best part is that you just never know what might be out there, like a treasure hunt! :)

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