Hunters and Gatherers:As I begin translating my "digital plan" (as I like to call it) into physical texturized artwork, I drove out to Dick Blick to hopefully find a few materials I wanted to play with- mainly encaustic.
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On a "funny" side note, I did find myself driving past my turn off to Dick Blick (aptly marked with the dollar sign) landing just a few blocks from my old job (marked with the flag)! That's what you get when your brain goes into autopilot. I did turn off down Cherry to Calumet (marked by the camera icon, though could also be denoted by a $ as I always hear ca-ching, ca-ching as I walk out of that store, too!), another previous and current stomping ground- this made me feel a teensy bit better about my mistake. Once I was roaming around Dick Blick for all of my various items, however, it really did make me miss the availability of tools and materials via my previous career. The grass is always greener...
What I DID find, as anticipated, was a rather large bill (not withstanding that itty bitty teacher discount). Alas, art supplies are never cheap. It is, however, a particularly large jagged chicken bone to swallow when you don't have the money to spend especially with a material you don't have much experience with. I posted on Facebook (that's right, I do do the facebook- though if my students ask I always deny deny deny even knowing what that word means):