On a more practical note, I wanted to show you my haul from last Wednesday. As I needed to buy a new cage for our 2 naughty rat girls and some canvases, I found a friend ready to help us with her car (as some of you know, I don't own a car or even the licence and we live about 23 kilometers outside the town). So we went to the Home Depot where I found the right cage for the rats. A big and pretty expensive one, meant actually for degus, but the 2 of our 4 rats were taking over my sons room, so I had to do something radical. But I didn't stop there.
I found some great supplies for my art as well: 2 nice small rolls to use like brayers, a good white acrylic paint (meant for kitchen walls and ceilings), and a satin acrylic varnish (meant for wood) to use as fluid acrylic medium. Tried them all out the same day starting a new painting in the public studio. They work just great for me. Both, the paint and the varnish are of very high quality, completely waterproof when dry and cost much less than regular art supplies. As I say sometimes, it's the one huge benefit from living in almost constant poverty for my whole earth life: it forces me to be extremely creative in getting what I need for as less as possible or for free :)
Happy art supplies hunting, everybody!