Tuesday, May 22, 2012

New Art Supplies....

My trip to Seattle last Friday was to Dick Blicks.
That store is like a candy store to me filled with
such wonderful things. 
I can do  (and I did) some serious damage to 
my art funds......
I mentioned that my trip was not without, shall we say 
I live East of Seattle in the Cascade foothills so 
driving in Seattle can be challenging at times.
This is my list for last Friday...
1. Got stuck in the dark tunnel I-90 for
 45 minutes due to an accident.
(now why couldn't I have been stuck
 looking at Lake Washington instead 
of the dark tunnel with a bunch of big trucks?
2. Turned left behind Dick Blicks to come 
head on with Seattle police car taking up the whole
road. (I panicked thinking I had turned into a one way-
the wrong way. Wrong he just wanted the
whole road to give some guy a ticket. 
3. Had to park in a very dark (scary)
parking garage.
4. Went a little crazy at DB's depleting my budget
for 2012 thru 2013.....
5. Back in the car trying to leave the very scary
dark garage. Paid my money but the bar wouldn't
raise up to let me out. Took 2 phone calls, where they
asked for all this info (thought they were
 going to ask for my birth certificate & fingerprints)
before they finally opened the bar 15 minutes later.
6. Took a wrong turn and drove about 8 miles
before the gray cells clicked in and I had to turn around.
7. As I approached the tunnel on I-90 going home I was 
passed by a firetruck and ambulances. Yup another accident
just at the start of the tunnel. Traffic was down to 5miles an hour
through the tunnel ( but at least it didn't stop)!
What should have been a quick trip turned out to be 5 1/2 hours.
Next time I shall bring food,water,a book, and a porta potty. 
The piece at the top of this lon-n-n-n-ng dissertation was done with my
new Inktense pencils. Am having fun experimenting with
all my purchases.


Createology said...

Your new supplies will be worth all the trauma of the trip...once you are able to play. Your ordeal is more than I could have coped with. Bless you dear...

bois-fleurie said...

What a nightmare! love the drawing ,the pencils look as if they are brilliant to use.

Monica said...

O.M.G I'd never thought it was such a nightmare to drive over there too (I always complain about driving in Italy). When we are in the US, it's my hubby that always do that, I only drove once on Cape Cod and it was ok.
Glad you have plenty of new toys!!! Have fun! (I have just treated myself to a box of 40 Neocolor II pastels... super!).
P.S I sowed zinnias too! ;) Hello from my Mom.

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Debbie Nolan said...

Sharon - sounds like quite a trip - but golly going to a Dick Blick store sounds super - afraid I would spend more than a year's art supply budget. (smiling) - let me know how you like the inktense pencils. Your art piece certainly looks like you know how to handle them. Thanks for sharing.

Snap said...

An adventure that was worth every minute because it got you to Dick Blick!!!!!! I can only dream with their catalog!

Connie said...

Now that sounds like a very stressful trip! Thank goodness you made it home safely with all your new goodies!

Janet said...

With the exception of the new art supplies that does not sound like a fun day!! I'm just happy that you made it back home safe and sound. Now you can relax and enjoy all those new goodies.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I can relate so well to your trip to Seattle - we are in Bellingham and have to go to UW Harborview for my husband's eye appointments every 6 months to a year. Nintey miles - just ninety miles and it always takes us 3 to 3 1/2 hours down and 3 hours home. We give ourselves plenty of time and so don't feel stressed, as we know it is going to be slow and long. Once we got off on the wrong place - ended up down by the ball stadiums - had to call the doctor's office for instructions to get back - fortunately it was easy - stay on the road we were on and turn right on Cherry St - oh that all of Seattle was like that - we do avoid it whenever we can.