25 January 2008

I went on a date...

... with myself, that is! Ha ha! Got you going, huh?

At the beginning of the week, I had decided that tonight, I was finally bringing my two very full and very heavy garbage bags of clothes to donate to Village des Valeurs (a second hand store.) And after that, I was to go have a nice latte at Second Cup. Well, I did exactly that! Except that while at Village, I decided to look around, see if there was anything interesting for me. I found quite a few things but put a lot back on the shelves including a nice leather carrying case for a camera. What I did buy is in the next picture...


A basket-type bag (been looking for one for a while... will be great to go to the market come summer time), 2 old books dated 1929 and 1931 and a pair of shoes (been looking for a pair like this and could never find the right ones... these are perfect!) And the big total was??? $17.55 including taxes. Not bad, huh? And I even used the bag to carry everything out so no plastic bag for me!

I left my new belongings in the car to go to Second Cup. It was quiet when I got there (a little after 8pm) so there was plenty of room to sit. I got a medium latte and something to eat that the girl called an apple pudding. It resembled a muffin but was heavier and not as sweet. Very tasty. While enjoying my latte and dessert, I doodled and scribbled in one of my journals that I had been neglecting. The coffee shop filled up just before I left so I guess I had good timing. It was fun and I'll definitely try the experience again but next time maybe I'll actually create something more than doodling... It's one of the things I want to work on this year: creating in public and not hiding myself.

Today's art is the Art Card I did last night. I used a piece of Bingo paper, a mini loteria card and part of a playing card. The rest is watercolour, oil pastels and ink, plus a label courtesy of Hanna.
Now, I'll leave you with a photo of my dear Diesel... This one just cracks me up! Goodnight!

5 comments:

judie said...

Well, I guess if Violette can marry herself (did last year) then you can go on a date with yourself. We all need some time with ourselves like this.

Pam Aries said...

Yay! you done good! hee hee..Thrift shopping, lattes, and doodles. Perfect. Better than any real date,huh?

altermyworld said...

What a fine day that sounded like. :)
Am going for a Latte in the morning with a friend. Wish you could come :)
Your kitty cracks me up also, how cute he is. yummy kitty smooches.
ANg

CeeCee said...

What a funny photo of your cat. He looks like he's chewing on your new shoes! What a fun evening you had. I think I oughta do that soon. You're my hero :-)
CC

goddessvessel said...

sorry about posting twice I scaned it quickly and did not see me at this point my head is spining this is such a huge and amazing event