Unfortunately, the art store only sold the gold pigment powder by the pound --to the tune of forty bucks a pound! Why couldn't I have picked a slightly less-expensive hobby?
I tried, oh believe me I was working it, to get them to sell me a half pound but no dice. The sales lady was nice enough to whisper in my ear as I was leaving that the Minnesota College of Art & Design sold the pigment powder in small vials in their supply shop.
Well, I was planning a field-trip tomorrow anyway to The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, mainly for inspiration, but also to troll their gift shop for more postcards to be framed and hung in the Entrance Hall of Merriman Park. And the art school just happens to be adjacent to it.
|Isn't it funny that the room isn't even finished but I'm already hanging art?|
permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is, I think, sufficiently obscure. Plus, I am drawn to the work and it would be the perfect anchor on this wall, don't you agree?
While at the dollhouse shop, I also picked up some mirror material to be placed at the top of the stairs to (hopefully) aid in the illusion that they go off forever (and not end abruptly at the wall)! I also got some bull-nose molding to finish the lip of the stair and oh-- I tried to get replacement bulbs for my sconces but I think I might have picked up the wrong ones. These have really long wires attached and I thought I could just trim the wires but I dunno --just not sure if they're the right bulbs!
Waiting for my Sue Cook balustrades to arrive and then, I'm pretty good!