A wonderful, old friend took me out for the day, yesterday, for my birthday.
We stopped in at this marvelous new resale store called the Pink Poodle. I haven't been in many resale/consignment stores lately but this place was packed. Unfortunately, most of the gorgeous clothes were in sizes half the size that I wear. I did manage to find some funky white, blue and pale yellow, tall candlestick holders that were calling my name. My friend found a leather carry all that her laptop would certainly fit into.
Then we went to lunch in Mineral Point. Lunch was wonderful, the food and conversation great, it was the galleries that were a disappointment.
I know the "season" is over but when the weather report tells us that we are going to have a warm spell for the long weekend, it would be nice it the gallery owners had opened some of their places. We weren't the only people wandering around the streets disappointed to find locked shops.
The few galleries that were open seemed very, very pricey for art work.
I know times are hard and getting harder but even though I love the clay bowl, love the finish on it, I'm just not willing to pay $225.00 for it.
We did stop in a used book store, only to find things like a well worn copy of the Wizard of Oz going for $125.00?????? You might want to check your book shelves folks.
Even peeking in windows of closed galleries I didn't see one piece of fiber art anywhere.