Months before Christmas, I happened to chance upon a group of paintings. You know that moment when you see something you just know you have to have? Something that is meant to be yours? Well this was that moment. Unfortunately, the price was not budget friendly so I walked away. Ever since then, I have had my eye on them. All four of em ;) Every 2 weeks or so, I would come back to the store and watch this group of amazing canvas prints start dwindling in numbers until they went on clearance.
After everyone on my gift list had been taken care of, I went back to the store after boxing week with crossed fingers. And much to my surprise there were 2 left!!!
Did I get it though? Nope. Something I never thought about before dawned on me that day. How am I going to take them home? I have to walk to the train station, take the train and then the bus. With the bags I already have, there was absolutely no way for me to carry them safely home unless I took a cab. Yeaaa.....nope.
So I left empty handed again! I reconciled with the idea that I was not meant to have these paintings at all but it sure didn't stop me from visiting again and again and again. Surprisingly, though the price kept going down (sale prices were dropped 5 times!), these two paintings didn't sell.
There's nothing wrong with them as well. No damage at all!! So one day I changed my mind. I walked right into the store, and come hell or high water, I was going home with one.
I really love this painting because it speaks to my creative style. Express. Inspire. Style. Create
Taking this home was an experience in itself. I ended up carrying it from one end to another of 7 Ave (1st to 8th St.) at night. Right before leaving the free fare zone, I realized that I hadn't purchased a train ticket and since I had no cash, I had to find an open convenience store. Very tall order at that place during that time which was very weird. Not only was it creepy, but the painting was also heavy after lugging it for a while.
But now it's hanging on my wall and I love it!
This one below is the painting I purchased tonight! "Go with all your heart" When I bought the first one, I had to leave this one with a heavy heart. Not only was it bigger and heavier then the first one, but it was also more expensive.
While I was at meditation tonight, a thought came that I should go and pick this up. Tonight.
I was very skeptical because it's been on the clearance rack for almost a month now. Yet another surprise when I saw it tucked behind near the back. The next best surprise was how much it was on clearance for now - $10!! Unbelievable! The BF happened to join me at meditation as well and he was in a good mood to take me to this store and carry it for me! Another miracle!
I am a big believer that art should be felt, not just seen. The art on my walls each have a story behind them. They might not be in sync like the ones on magazines but I like 'em that way.
I want to believe that the fact that no one snatched these up at these amazing prices and condition means that they waited for me. I was meant to have them, not only for beautifying my walls and the message but the story and adventures just getting them and the memories I will have in the future.