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I wish I could feel this good more often. I can actually see the bottom of my sink and the top of the stove now. I don't think I've seen that in over a month. Kaleb and I dropped off some creatures at the post office and went to the grocery store as well. They had some Annie Chung noodles on sale. They were supposed to be about 2.40 but they rang up at 1.39. I told the clerk about the potential error. They gave them to me at the price and contacted those in control of pricing to check on it. Not sure if their sign was wrong or I got a super awesome deal but I am happy. It's so nice to have a stocked kitchen.
A few people have voted to see something other than ATC's. Yesterday I went with sculpture until I realized I could not afford the increase in shipping to make them free on a regular basis. I wanted to be able to find something larger I could create that would not affect the overall costs too greatly. I remembered last night that I have some 5 x 7 sized watercolor envelopes. They go to cards like this one, but over the years I've ended up using the cards and not the envelopes. I have approximately ten or so actual 5 x 7 cards I can work on. After that I could make pieces that are up to 5 x 7 and still mail them at the ATC cost. Even pendants and magnets cost more to mail than an ATC. So we will see how long these larger envelopes last. I might also mix it up some this month with an occasional ATC for those, like myself, who collect them.
I photographed the card before coloring so it could be used as a coloring card. I like having the option to paint it again, should I feel I have mangled the original.
One of my fabulous kickstarter supporters sent me an art care package shortly after the project started. It was filled to the brim with supplies and goodies. In that box was a pack of "Twinkling H 2 O's" a form of shimmering watercolor. I decided to test these out on this card and see how they turned out. They are a bit tricky to get a really smooth blend. The extra sparkly color areas tend to pool in the water. You can see this mostly in the red background and brown area.
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