I found the ultimate place for an Artist Date. Well, actually, I didn’t find it — my friend Kerry took me there first. It’s called Creation Station and it’s absolutely the best spot to get inspired with random stuff. I wish all of you lived nearby so we could go play in the bulk bins! They have the strangest collection of objects — from tubs of glass dolphins to discarded wallpaper sample books to rubber doodads — just begging to be made into something fun.
My new apartment has an amazing patio that I’ve turned from a concrete crap heap into a vibrant sanctuary and retreat, overflowing with jasmine vines and pink grass and passionflowers. It was begging for a mosaic, so I ventured to Creation Station to see what I could drum up.
I bought an enormous jug of broken glass pieces, tumbled to hazy perfection. I originally didn’t plan on a particular design, but when I poured them out on my kitchen table, a smiling sunshine leaped out at me.
My receipt lists the following purchases, frameworthy on its own:
- Assorted Glass Things
- Various Wood Things
- Wood/Glass/Stone Tiles
- Various and Sundry Tubes
Have you discovered any surprising retail gems to spark your creativity? Do tell!