Bargain Hunting for Starving Artists
December 5, 2011 § 3 Comments
I’ve really gotten into thrifting lately. After the Toy Division show a few days ago I went to Goodwill to look for stuff to paint on. To my absolute astonishment, I came across this beauty.It’s a child-sized Barbie grand piano! That WORKS. Sure the legs were broken off and there was no stool with it, but it was only $10. Used, these things go for over $250 on ebay. Sheesh. Talk about a great deal.
I also found seven super cute purses. They’re priced at $4.95 each but three were half off for only $2.50 today. These will make super cute, wearable art (I’ll paint something simple on them and sell for under $100).If you go craft supply shopping, USE COUPONS. I found an Aaron’s Brothers art store and the first thing I see when I walk in is a huge display of packaged canvases. I got a 10-pack of 8″x10″ canvases, using a 50% off one item coupon, WITH tax, for only $13 something. O_OIf you shop smart, you can find tons of cool stuff for your art supplies. If you dig through crap long enough, you’re bound to find some crazy awesome stuff of your own.