Thursday, April 29, 2010

whimsical or what!

So...(get scared when I say that)... I was at a client's yesterday morning and on my way back to the office at lunchtime I just happened to drive past a large Salvos op shop (alright, I took a very minor detour but let's not get all factual)...and I found this painting...
The woman who sold it to me....for $4 bloggy peeps, $4...said "you'll be painting over that then". Ah, no... I won't.  

I was much more polite than that of course, my mother will be pleased to know...not that she reads this blog...she doesn't even have a computer. Give her a break, she's 81 and resistant! Ok, stubborn.
It's a little bit Salvador (without the creepiness), a little bit Alice, I'm sensing a possible Day of the Triffids moment...perhaps a touch of Dorothy. 

No matter what...I love it! 
And then, downstairs in the bargain basement...this...for $1!  
And the lovely man took my money and said "there you go...take the world with you". He understood.
So I was pretty chuffed by my very brief lunchtime excursion. But not as chuffed as I was to notch up 102 bloggy friends who have chosen to show a 'tranquil sign of support' for my silly (and sometimes serious!) carry-ons by clicking on that follow button (yes, yes I know I forced some of you, but just the ones I'm related to or drink with). 
It was a dream for me to reach 100 and now I have a few more and I couldn't be more excited. The MGM and I are working on a little giveaway in'll be able to have a piece of him (ok, his glass art...he's all mine) but we are both the most disorganised people so it might take a bit of time to get our act together.  You reading this darling?? 
So until tomorrow...thank you, thank you, thank you...each and're too wonderful for words. Truly.
all images by the one holding the camera...that would be me. except for the last one, that would be here


  1. $4!!!! what a score .... I love it and it is whimsical without any creepiness. I want to see where you hang it :-)

  2. Alice in Wonderland freaks me out! That painting is not freaky, I like it,very whimsical. And, a girl can never have enough shoes can she?

  3. I like the painting. A bit different but it will be a conversation piece for sure!

    I enjoyed this post. It really is funny. I am happy you have accumulated so many followers one way or the other ;-D and I hope you continue to do so. It's a treat to visit, Kerry!


  4. love the whimsical stuff. totally

  5. That painting is definitely Salvador Dali meets Alice in Wonderland. I love it. I can't believe it only cost $4 - and that she thought you would paint over it. The details are lovely and girly and surreal all at the same time. It isn't often you get the combo all together in a painting, now is it?

    Congrats on 102 followers - you are more than the dalmations now.

  6. What a great bargain fun!

  7. Love it - lucky you... nothing like a trip to the Salvos... I like the dropping off bit too! Nothing like de-cluttering and then spotting something you just have to have for under ten dollars... congrats on all your followers - amazing. Ann x

  8. So happy that everyone has twigged to your fab blog sweet, and I know for sure that 102 followers is just the start - I'm betting you'll be heading towards 1002 before you know it.
    Love the painting, and four bucks - score! I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that a few months ago I did some similar 'surreal' style paintings with my art students. Will have to show you the pics some time. K xx

  9. CONGRATS lovely lady on your 100 + followers, may you see many, many more:) I love your painting and would love the address of that Salvos store, as I am hoping to be down in my original hometown soon! Love the globe too, great bargains me thinks:) Enjoy your gorgeous new treasures!~ Tina xx

  10. TOLD you your blog was good! I can't believe that little globe, what a fantastic find - and I love the painting. Rxx

  11. Hi Kerry,
    I'm actually a great fan of Salvador Dali. I was fascinated by his paintings when I was an arty young thing and, I love your bargain picture. I've always loved things that are 'off the wall' and different. so this is right up my alley !!
    Hi five for 102 followers. I find it quite heart-warming when people follow me. It's a little confirmation that there are like-minded people out there that like what you're doing. I've been meaning to do a giveaway for monthe now.... I've won so many that I must give back. I've even got the giveaway but, I'm more disorganised than you !!!!
    Oh, and my next post will be my 6th photo. I haven't forgotten.
    Enjoy your new aquisitions and stop by the thrift shop again. You're bound to find something else that takes your fancy. XXXX

  12. The painting is really a great find and you describe it so well! You just wonder what the painter was thinking creating this lovely piece.

  13. Great finds. Love shopping the salvos... giving them a visit soon too after my decluttering! Congrats on all your lovely followers.. you're easy to follow! A-m xx

  14. glad to be part of your huge following. you are so easy to read, funny, whitty and informative - all in one neat package. well done (i was happy to get to 10 and now I am at 18 .. woohooo).

  15. that's an amazing score kerry! what a top lunch break.

    and congrats on all the followers, and who can blame them - such a great blog. {glad you mentioned it, cos i'm useless at following up details and i realised i wasn't even a follower?! crazy!} am now though : )


  16. It's a fab painting - what a darn bargain!!

  17. oh i LOVE it!!! oh so LUCKY you!! and the globe too!! OMG you should be ashamed hahaha!! how LUCKY can one person get!? yeah that's right i'm just green with envy, that's all :)

  18. I am impressed by your painting!! I have found one painting (I cannot believe my luck category too) that is a standout find at $5 as well. Meant for us, in fact they have found their way home I think :)
    Irene x

  19. What a brilliant painting...and such a bargain! Love the old fellows comment. Hope you have a blissful week:)

  20. What a beautiful painting! I would grab that in a heartbeat! And my kids would look at me like I was crazy!

  21. I can not believe your luck, that is an amasing find!

  22. A girl can never have too many shoes... even on the wall! :) What a neat piece and conversation starter I'm sure.

    Thanks so much for linking up to my Flaunt it Friday party, hope to see you next time! :)

    PS: I'm your newest follower. :)

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