And on Friday, this was the first place I went to--the Blick art supply store. This doesn't look like a lot, put it sure took a chunk of change out of my pocketbook. A couple of new products that I got were some copic markers (I've heard alot about these) and the Liquitex pouring medium. I found a video on where else, you tube, on the use of this medium--really cool results--so we'll see.
And I always get these frames when I go--
The one vendor there sells these barnwood framed prints--all different sizes--these were 12 x 16, and he always sells them to me without the prints. He takes about $5.00 off the price, which makes them under $10. I usually paint them and add my own painting, or I'll keep the glass in them and make a collage. I really like them.
This one I bought with the print in it--
Can't you see this with vintage lace, and a vintage photo with some old jewelry and other embellishments? I can.
The main reason I like to go to this show, however, is the furniture maker that's there. He makes small tables and cabinets, but big pieces also, and his prices are extremely reasonable. I like to paint furniture-I usually will find them at yard sales for under $10, but his are so well made and the price is too good to pass up. Here's one piece that I just finished that's going with me next week--
This is an old magazine stand/table that I'm sure I picked up for a couple of bucks--I have so much old furniture in our garage--forget about putting a car in there. I love giving facelifts to these discarded pieces that would probably end up in the trash.
AND THEN...when we were finished--we were hungry, of course!! so we went here--
Schmidt's restaurant as featured on Travel Channel's -Man vs. Food, which is where we first found out about it. It's in the German District of Columbus. What a quaint little neighborhood this is-- right down to the brick roads.
The Schmidt family has been around making their own sausage since 1888. We had the buffet with all of their delicious sausage ( Bahama Mama--the favorite) and other side dishes including homemade sauerkraut. And also dessert--
One of their award- winning homemade creampuffs--very, very good!
So as you can see, I had a very fun last couple of days, and am now getting ready for my show. Also happy Spring to everyone--it was great in Columbus--temperatures in the 60's and mostly sunny--I had short sleeves on and no jacket--wow!!