Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sweet Score Thursday!

I've decided to start a new themed post on Thursday's! Once a week, my Mom and I hit the thrift stores (it's kind of our thing and we are a bit addicted). I thought it would be fun to share my finds. I score so many awesome treasures to paint for Illustrated Ink on these trips though, so I feel it's part of my business operations (am I an addict justifying my behavior? Hmmm...) This week, I discovered this ceramic geisha bust:

She's large (about 11" tall) and will be quite the statement piece when I'm done with her! I will post pics of her transformation, of course. ;) When at the register, the clerk actually said it reminded him of an Asian Virgin Mary! Ha, perfect for me! The price? Hello $2.79!

The rest of my week has been spent painting pieces for my upcoming holiday show:

and I finished another rocking horse for my Etsy shop:

"Marcela, a Day of the Dead Rocking Horse" ~Sold~


Pili said...

That's totally awesome! I love the rocking horse! And I can't wait to see what you'll do with the Geisha!

MAB Jewelry said...

Oh, that find is going to be magnificent when you finish it! Weeeeeeeee!

Hoot-n-Andy LLC said...

wow- great find! i can't wait to see what you'll do with it! and of course, i love the rocking horse! :P

Michelle said...

I'm already itching to see what you're going to do with the Geisha! And I absolutely LOVE the rocking horse! It's gorgeous!
Best of luck at your holiday show, I know you will do fabulously!

Wendy said...

How much fun is this, getting to see what your creativity comes up with and bringing us along with the ride. I love the Geisha..I hope you'll keep on adding your beautiful art to your etsy shop as I can't come to the holiday fair, Leila ;)

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

That geisha is SICK! What a fantastic find. I love seeing what people find at the thrift stores. I too am addicted to it - justify away! That's why I do the same thing and show weekly finds on my blog.

raghu said...

I love the rocking horse! It is fantastic!

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