Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Bargain!

After Art Therapy yesterday I walked through the town, very aware that these are the last few days of summer..... it was 24 c. and due to be down to 9 c. by the weekend- eek!

I nipped into the art shop to pick up a couple of ProMarkers. I almost bought 5, for £10.

But then I spotted these!!!-WOW!
In case you can't see, each set was reduced to £6.50.

I couldn't decide between the two so I treated myself to both :)

That's 10 ProMarkers, 2 Letraset drawing pens, 2 Sakura Glaze pens, and 2 Letraset No-Bleed Paper Pads (usually about £4 each) all for £13.00.

Last night I fancied a doodle with my new haul and tried sketching Bob in his 'Talk Like A Pirate Day' outfit..... what do you think?Drawing in permanent pen is fun. It forces you to make use of your 'mistakes' and leaves a nice, rough, energetic feel. Well that's what I think, anyway! LOL!

10 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

That was a great bargain and moral boost! Love the bare. I can not draw and would never attempt any thing in permanent ink!

Julie said...

Wow what a bargain! Well done you and well done for the lovlel drawing of Bob, I hope he likes it :)

Stardust said...

That's some bargain ;) Bob must be delighted with your wondrous strokes!

Feronia said...

Love a bargain!

Have you thought of doing teddy bear portraits? I'll bet you'd get lots of takers. Bob looks great :)

freebird said...

Yay, you went to art therapy! It looks like you also got yourself a deal! I like your drawing. I draw in pen at times just so I won't spend all day trying to get it perfect. You did very well really.

i beati said...

big bargain How's Mum and Fluffy sandy

Found art blog said...

Love the bargain and love the bear pic!!! I love Bob too but don't tell me - he'll only get a big head!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Love the pic of Cap'n Bob! Aren't 'Stationery and Art Supplies' shops just great to be in? I love the smell of new wooden pencils and those little pans of paint you could buy as refills for your paintbox - I think it was 'Reeves' who made them. It was always 'Crimson Lake' that ran out first! I know, i'm rambling! Have a good weekend. x

Dragonstar said...

What a brilliant bargain Helena! Bob looks very thoughtful - I think he likes his portrait.

Mousie/Paisible said...

oh my sweetie bear !!! so cute ! love you all...