Lidl is a supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, although it is German owned. Each week they have special offers, not just on food and drink but on other things, and every so often its art stuff.
This week was a good one.
Water colour paints, Acrylic paints, pastels, paint brushes, canvasses and a Canvas block.
Wowee. From an art shop on the internet this little lot would have cost me well over a hundred pounds, well, well over. They may not be the best quality, but they will do me as a beginner, and a tryer!
Now, what do you look at when you first visit someone's home? For me it is always the book shelves. And if I find none, I worry, seriously worry. And probably write that person off for ever. They dont have to be on shelves, but just somewhere in the home, piles off by the bed, piles of under the bed. Just somewhere there has to be books.
And no, I do not have a kindle, where the hell did that name come from, kindling is to burn, is that what they intend, to burn books?
These are my book shelves. Okay there are some dvds there and some ornaments. And I have to say since we down sized so have the book shelves. But the classics are still there. A whole set of Dickens. Lots of gardening, craft, bird, nature, humorous, poetry, Shakespeare, Harry Potter and dare I say it in the same breath, Mr Tolkein, ... Now appearing are photographic books and art books, so the empty shelves and the ornaments will be altering very soon. Charity shops here I come!
Since we moved to the North East of Scotland I have been constantly amazed at what I see in the sky. Nature is the best artist of all.
I know that everyone, wherever they are can look up. They can witness this fantastic changing picture. It is only since coming here that I have looked up. No longer seeing dirty streets, even if you live by them you can still look up. There are no coke cans in the sky.
Or a Lidl. Or a Tesco. Or a Morrison. But then they dont aim to sell food for the soul. Altho some of them do sell books.....