Friday night was Date Night, so my husband and I had a fabulous steak dinner before heading to one of our favorite haunts, Briggs Auction.
I had looked online earlier in the day, and saw that there would be an amazing collection of ephemera up for auction--all kinds of postcards, photos, stamps, and ledger books. I've finally learned, though, that the sort of things I like to bid on go up at the very start of things, at 5 p.m., and we didn't get there until 8 p.m. Not a piece of ephemera in sight!
While there is no such thing as "too much ephemera," and there may not even be such a thing as "enough ephemera," I wasn't too heartbroken, since I had so many jackpots of late, acquiring a pretty good supply of photos, postcards, postage stamps, and even ledger paper.
I did walk out of there with a couple pieces of art, though. No one was showing much interest in two framed pencil sketches from 1890, so I jumped in (actually nudged my husband in the ribs to jump in) and got them:
On Saturday, I headed to the ArtStampScrap Tour spring event, and came away with yet another passel of goodies for my journaling and art-making. I was interested to see that a good number of the booths were carrying waterbrushes. Either I just never noticed them before I "discovered" them recently, or everyone is (rightly!) jumping on the waterbrush bandwagon.
One of the thing I am most excited about are these gems (for lack of a better word):
And, of course, I couldn't walk away without a whole load of new rubber stamps.
Cibele Glazer, I got to use some of the Faber Castell Gelatos. They are described as "creamy color sticks," or, as Cibele put it, "lipstick" for your paper! They are really fun to use for blending: