Saturday Finds

Gotta love thrift shops, yard sales, and re-stores!

I bought two good size metal frames today. They are identical, each with the same picture of a peaceful line of trees casting long shadows under the glass. The prints are “fake art” as in mass produced, poster quality, framed prints sold to crinimal lawyers or doctors to match the decor in the waiting rooms.

I don’t care about the pictures… I just saw how the frames were made. They are the kind sold in pairs of framing parts in art supply stores, two pairs required to make a frame, with corner connectors and flat springs. A quick lookup in the blick catalog tells me that I just got over a $100 worth of frame parts for 17 bucks. Just the glass would cost more than that.

The only bad thing is you can’t wire up metal frames so I won’t be able to enter whatever I do with them into any art shows that require wood frames with screw eyes and hanging wire, but that’s okay. I like good metal frames. Especially black.

Yes, that is a two foot T-square resting on the frame in the photo. I had to quick measure, lol. Each frame is ye about 29 x 35 inches. Not bad, for Saturday finds.

Well, take care… love, peace, and all that happy jazz.
Make art!


Bread Crumbs

Special thanks to my sister Jai for sharing her special recipe for homemade bread. I haven’t tried it yet… hopefully tomorrow I can find a small bread pan up at the Re-Hab store.

As for the half loaf of bread made the other day, it was good sliced with cheese melted on top with a mug of tomato soup, being short worked out great. Still, it was way too much bread so I ended up cutting the rest up into cubes and letting them air dry until today. Some went into a bit of dressing under a small chicken breast for my dinner tonight and some got tossed with chopped half an apple and made into a mini bread pudding. That will be good for breakfast tomorrow as I like bread pudding cold.

As for the rest of the cubes, they got whirled up into crumbs. I’m not sure if I should store bread crumbs in the cupboard or the freezer as homemade has no preservatives. If someone knows, please tell me.

Maybe I can find some more single serve baking dishes at the Re-Hab store. I like those little measuring spoons: pinch, dash, and smigeon, lol.

Yes, I know… the proper name for that thrift shop is “Habitat for Humanity Restore” but that’s an awful long name. “Re-Hab” is good for me.

Thanks for reading! See ya Monday!