Saturday, I needed an artist date, but I wasn't sure I had the patience to break out of my routine and do something. I've been wanting to get a picture frame for several weeks, and decided that I could do that and squeeze in an artist date at the same time. So I headed off to Joann, Etc. and their picture frame department.
I love to hit craft stores. I love looking at all the scrapbooking stuff (even though I don't do scrapbooks), and the rubber stamps, the papers, the Christmas Ornaments (they're already 30% off at Joann, Etc.) the candles, the seasonal fabrics (even though I don't sew), etc.
I usually buy my picture frames at yard sales. But finding frames you can hang are a challenge. Most of them are "table top" frames. And, Joann, Etc. only had table top frames. Bummer. So off I went to A.C. Moore down the road. This store has a different feel, and is smaller, but they seem to have a lot of different stuff. I totally resisted the urge to check out the wedding aisle--it's been 18 years since I got married, but I just love looking at all the wedding stuff--the Jordan Almonds, the netting, etc. And I had to avoid the pen aisle, too, else I'd be heading home with a ton more gel pens (that I don't need). They had a great assortment of frames and I found the perfect one for my photo. And, luckily, it was on sale for 40% off. Win-win!
So where do you go for your artist dates?