Monday, May 23, 2011

Extreme couponing,etsy,and a couple of pages in my journal

So where have I been? I have been extreme couponing,at least trying to. It all started when I went over to my sisters house and seen all her cupboards,pantry and plastic bins in her garage filled with all kinds of food,shampoos,health stuff(like tylenol etc) deoderants,body washes,glades candles,everything you can think of,now mind you she's a single mom,unemployed,three kids,and is on food stamps,in fact I usually worry about her having enough food and stuff for her three kids. In shock I ask "Where and how did you afford to get allllllll this stuff?? I mean she could feed the whole neighborhood. And thats when it all started,she explained to me about this extreme couponing,and how most of the stuff she has is usually free or rock bottom cheap. Now I'm hooked,its fun,its cheap and I actually have some extra money to spend on art supplies. I wanted to show you an example of what I did,the picture above is 8 bottles of salad dressings, 16 ounces each and 4 boxes of pasta,and ice cream(I figured I saved so much I deserved some) and this all cost(drum roll please) $5.53. I saved 27.00,the ice cream was 3.19! I was so excited. If you want to learn more go to thats where all the information is!
Okay so now onto the art, I havent really completed to much but I have been playing around in my journal,trying to be looser with my brush strokes. The first one is "a girl on the dunes" and the second one is"the shacks". both of these were inspired from where I grew up,which is cape may new jersey. I've been listing on etsy with not much luck but I'm determined,and will keep on trying. It always seems when somebody sees something that I've done they usually want me to do some commision work for them which is good,I'm not complaining but I like it better when I'm free to make what I want to make. Anyway I'm doing free shipping on my etsy for the rest of may,just enter FREESHIPPING511 in the coupon code(all in capitols) Hope everybody has a great week and hopefully I'll be back sooner. Going to eat some ice cream now!


Mary C. Nasser said...

Great journal pages!

So glad I found you through the “All Kinds of Artists” Artist blog hop!

I am your newest blog follower. :)
Looking forward to seeing your upcoming posts!

I welcome you to check out my art blog, too!

Mary C. Nasser

Diane said...

Oh Buffy--these are wonderful! I love that painterly style. And thanks for the coupon link--I will definitely check it out!!
P.S. It's not looking good for little Leo the turtle--I'm very sad.

Mary said...

Buffy I am loving these new journal pages of yours.

might have to look in to the coupon things...always thought it took up too much time, but sounds like it's worth the time.

Marilyn Rock said...

Your journal pages are stunning Buffy! Very impressionistic - beautiful!

Thank you for the coupon link, too.

Have a great weekend! xxoo

Odd Chick said...

I really love your new paintings. They are very impressionistic and monet-ish. really beautiful and soft and dreamy. And I can't wait to check out the coupon site. Your blog is always interesting!!!