Today’s art shopping

I just can’t resist myself when I visit my favorite art supply store. The store is small but filled with many delicious choices for any kind of art and craft needs, and it has the best price compared to all art supply stores in my country (at least that I know of ;P ). The stores even sell Derwent product far cheaper than in the Derwent online store.

It’s rare to find a 300gsm watercolor paper that is affordable for an amateur watercolor enthusiast like me. So when I saw Canson XL Mix Media pads I grabbed it immediately. I asked the clerk if they have the XL watercolor pad, but they said they only have Reeves, and so I grabbed that too. That was a blind buy as I haven’t read any review of Canson XL Mix Media pad before. Now that I am home and have access to google, I found that the reviews are not that good for their Mix Media paper. People who reviewed it said that the paper could not hold a lot of water. Oh no, will this be a waste….. I like using wet on wet techniques, but most reviews were for the 160gsm pads. Hopefully the 300gsm is better to hold water and still be a good use to me.

Another blind buy was Pentel Arts Watercolour Set. My Reeves set is beyond use and need retirement. As far as I know Pentel is a quite good brand for student. The reviews I found on the net are quite good. It is compared to the same level as Sakura Koi Watercolor. I probably will try the Canson Mix Media paper and the Pentel watercolor soon, as soon as I finished my current project.

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Happy day – Sad Day

This afternoon I received two packages. I kind of surprised by this, since I haven’t expected any packages to arrive today.

The first package was my books order. I found some nice books on sale on Periplus Online Bookstore. And since I’m ordering anyway, I order two books of Carol Berg. She is one of my favorite author, but strangely I don’t have any of it in hard copy. So, it’s just to do her works justice that I finally order this (plus, this duet are my favorites of her books).

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The next package was my filateli stamps order.  I tried to order some stamps from online website, since it’s so hard to find unique stamps in the post office. With the help of my cousin, I finally get to done it. I am satisfied by the speed of the post office to send my order. Usually they are slow in everything.

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So, the sad part of the day is, my friend dumped me on our Saturday girls night. We had talked about it last week and promised to meet to have fun tomorrow. When I asked her about it just a while ago she just said ‘Sorry can’t go, have another appointment’. It’s usually ok by me if she can’t go, but the offhanded way she said it to me just makes me sad. 😦

Art Shopping

So, at last the rain stopped raining and the sun was shining brightly today. I decided it was the perfect time to finally got my lazy ass up and visit the phone store. I’ve been wanting a new cdma phone for a while. When I got to the store, I found out that the model I want is not available and I have to pre-order it. The customer service person who were assigned to me was not the friendliest kind. He was distracted by the new customers coming in and ignore me as soon as he put my name on the pre-order list (which he wrote incorrectly). So, kicked out of the store with nothing in hand and a lot amount of skepticism that he will really call me when the phone arrived, I decided that this more than an hour long journey through the city traffic was not to be wasted.

I turned my direction into a stationery and art supplies store near the area. I didn’t have a long list to buy things there, but once I got in there I was in a sopping mode. I pretty much put everything that catches my interest in the shopping bag. I shouldn’t be let to get near this store. Lucky it’s quite far from my house.

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