In order to make 100% absolutely sure that I get EXACTLY what I want for Christmas, I always add a few presents under the tree that are tagged “To Lori From Lori.” As usual, I got just what I wanted:
An oil paint set including brushes and seven blank canvases. Because in 2014 I have decided to dabble in the art world. And what makes me think I have any talent at painting? Well, nothing really. Except I am really good at doodling during long meetings.
But I was really thinking of incorporating more color and texture in a real painting. And glitter. I love glitter. Like an abstract channeling of free clip art based on dream imagery and pastel color placement. (I am so hoping I can paint as well as I can bullshit). So whether I have talent or not, I figure I have seven blank canvases to work with and if nothing else, I can always post to Craigslist and title it as an original painting from a local artist. Someone should buy it for $10 bucks, don’t you think? And if not, guess who will be all set for Christmas gifts next year?
Also, I got another favorite Christmas gift of all times: Starbucks gift cards. After transferring all of them to my main card, I have over $225 on it. I know that just seems obscene but I still can’t help smiling.