Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sticker Shock

I know, I am way over due. But I got nothin' except the fact I seem to be blog blocked. I did ask for a password reset, but I have not used, yet. After exploring blog forums I do not not believe the issue is password related. Seems a lot of folks have been experiencing the same issue starting about 24th of May. Seems there may be a corrupt 'cookie' out there. Windows 7 makes it hard to dump your 'cookies.'

Judy, did you post your comment with your Droid? Seems like folks are having better luck posting with Droid. Seems issue may be with google accounts or internet explorer.

After I take my watercolor class on Saturday I will blog about that experience. I did call one of the Mi High gals for a list of supplies. Seems like the class is a bit loose (bring whatever ya got). I did experience severe sticker shock at Michaels. I compared prices with the stuff I had at home, and prices have not really gone up, its just been a long time since I had to buy supplies.

I spent $100 at Michaels without buying a single tube of paint. I went to Guiry's Monday, but they were closed for the Holiday and I really did not want to go downtown again so I ordered from Amazon (another $200). Thank goodness I am well stock in watercolor paper, or that would have been other $70,

I was going to order from Dick Blick, but I needed the supplies in a hurry and Amazon was offering a special where you could try their 2 day delivery free for a month. I am paying $4.99 for shipping for one tube a $5 tube of paint that I really wanted (Antwerp blue). Amazon did not have in stock so it is coming from a 3rd party. I probably should have ordered from Dick Blick but to get free shipping you had to spend $175 and I didn't think I would going to be anywhere near that figure (heavy denial).

I have also been scouring Craigslist for used painting supplies. Meininger wants $249.00 for one of the paint brushes I would really like to have(Kolinsky red sable #8 round).However, I can get a cheaper version($41.97) on Amazon. Meininger also sells a cheaper brush, but then I would have to go downtown. I am not against driving, just driving downtown. The class I am taking is in Littleton. As you can see I need a watercoloring soul mate. Some one who can feel my pain and possibly going shopping with me.


  1. Why can't you just buy a box of water colors for $1.99? I'm in sever sticker shock, too! I had no idea water painting was such an expensive hobby! I hope you enjoy the class!

  2. No, I didn't point from my droid. That is too slow. I'm not having any problems on blogger. Lucky me!

  3. I got a nice email from Joan telling how to fix. I just want to say Microsoft and google don't seem to like to play nice.

  4. Because Judea is a student, she gets two day delivery for free from Amazon. I rarely order anything off my account anymore. Free shipping is awesome (I scour the internet looking for free shipping) but free two day shipping is the bomb!

  5. I got my package last night. You are right, it is the 'bomb.'