Monday, October 4, 2010

About my trip to Michaels



As I said in my previous post, I ordered DVDs to push myself and my art on to the next level.

So I was all excited to get me some oil paints and start my 'at-home' class! The brushes I needed were 40% off so that's great. The paints I wanted were 40% off but still.....to get all the ones I needed would have cost me SO much. Like $150+
They also didn't have all the colors necessary so I would have to order more online. I guess I need a little more time to digest this. Or just pick up a little at a time. The Michaels store is 40 miles away so I usually try to get it all at once while I make the trip but this time, I'll be calling on something that I'm sure I have somewhere but rarely use.........patience ;)

What does Darla want for Christmas? Michael coupons I imagine... again!

So for now, I've added 2 colors to my collection of Goldens and some polymer medium and will take the lessons using good quality acrylics. So far, the lessons are great. I'm just watching them and will go back again and do them step by step. She REALLY covers color theory well which is something I needed to learn and something I probably considered b-o-r-i-n-g before so I didn't think about it.

Take care,
Darla

7 comments:

Sylvie Girl said...

I so wish we had a Michaels in the UK. I think I would set up a tent and reside there.
x

Cathy Bueti said...

I live a few miles away from Michaels but I know what you mean....it stacks up pretty fast! Before I know it I am cringing at the total price! lol I also save my coupons too. . . they help alot! I go there for one thing and could spend hours there! lol

Nicola said...

I just got some vouchers for my favourite art store and took the opportunity to buy things that I wouldn't normally splash out on such as fimo, more Japanese paper (I'm addicted) and some good quality paints. Last year I splashed out on some oil paints which I still haven't worked the courage up to use!!!

Diana Evans said...

oh I have the same problem when I pick up supplies!!!! I can't wait to see what you create!!!!

Jeannette said...

I live about 40 minutes from Michaels and with the cost of gas it can add up.I also just HAVE to get a starbucks when I go into the city.

I love basics acrylics they are smooth like butter and the color is so rich.I print out a coupon from online which really helps.I ask my family if they are going to get me something then please michaels gift cards

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh...Michaels! The Home Depot for women! Arh arh..(think Tom Taylor on Tool Time)

Glad you got your classes..should be fun! Save, save, save and soon you'll have all you need :-)

PBsArtStudio said...

OH... I have a great tip for you...If you sign up for their news letter they send you a coupon every week, you can't copy it but you can print out as many coupons as you like but they only let you use one coupon each purchase so I drag (literally kicking and screaming all my family (5 of us)with me and make each one make a separate purchase and that way save money, time and have a family fun day!!!(hehe!)