Friday, June 18, 2010

Goodwill -n- Melissa 4-ever

Can I just say, I LOVE Goodwill. We're lucky enough to have 3 of them around us. A few weekends back the Hubby and I visited all three. I found this awesome cabinet at the last one for $25.00! Mine!

I feel like I have so much more space. I can breathe. Well, except when I start working and then spreading art stuff all over and cram myself into a little box on the floor. But I have been a pretty good girl at cleaning it all up.

I also bought this bookshelf for $4.97! Now my books don't have to sit in a pile in the corner. I have them divided: books for reference and books for cutting up.

My TV is on the opposite wall.

I also got a ton of other stuff. Old books of all sorts. A hymnal, which I was just talking about before I found it. Some shelves to hang on the wall (which are sitting in the garage). Lots of stuff to paint on and alter.

I really do have to work on what's hanging (or not) on the walls of my studio (and my house for that matter). I need a professional picture hanger to help me.

Here's some new art I've been working on.

I have no idea yet what this lady is saying. She hasn't told me yet. But I hope it's as interesting as her house. Maybe she has some ideas about balance??

We are connected, not by wires, but by the heart.

There are many worlds out there
of which we have no idea
worlds of strangely beautiful bird-woman queens
with one magickal wing.

Do you think it's possible?

Know the beauty of thy~self

A journal girl. She is also being quiet. She's got something going on behind those intense eyes.

Hey Sandy, here's a preview just for you, love!

Well, I'm off. Enjoy your day and your weekend. And whatever you choose to do,



  1. I LoVe LoVe LoVe Your Place.
    Good job on the treasure hunt.
    I really want to learn how to make nice bookshelves. Then I can make as many as I need, "}
    Its always wonderful looking at your work.
    I can't do faces for anything!

  2. YOU are a texture goddess!!!! LOVE the preview!!!! Cant wait to see it in full! How awesome to have 3 Goodwills... I have a little driving time to the ones I visit. You scored some GREAT stuff.
    LOVE to you!!!
    <3 Sandy

  3. Awwwwwww-soooooooommmmme!!!! Doesn't it just feel great to have a place for everything at least to start out with ? I am still in love with my armoire where everything is just at my finger tips when I want it.
    I am loving your painting so very much these days. They are just so confidently you ! Love that. My fav today is definitely the bird-queen with her one special wing. Just something about her...
    Big Love and keep on the super flow, beautiful One !

  4. So much gorgeous new work! Thanks for sharing, Melissa! Your paintings have such vibrancy and spirit. :) I love Goodwill, too. We have several near us. It's amazing the treasures you can find! You hit the jackpot! That cabinet is awesome and so is the bookcase. I desperately need to rearrange my creative space. Better get back to the Goodwill soon! Have a wonderful weekend - Theresa

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I love your girlies and how they have different colored hair!!! Nice work!


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