If you think I didn't buy these Japanese kabuki-inspired paddles at my company's "yard sale" back in May, you're wrong. I thought they were Fab-uki so I did a signature Robby Johnson move and opened with a big card: ten dolla-dolla. And I won. I won big. And that's what matters when it comes to acquisitions. Winning. Just me there in the winner's circle, winning. Just winning. Just me. Just me winning.
And it felt so good I continued my slaughter of the silent auction table and acquired a beautiful Japanese wall-scroll, an Italian apothecary jar, and a little lectern which (thanks to the great advice of a co-worker, thanks Ashley!) is in my kitchen holding cookbooks. $40 total, which I think is pretty sweet. I also acquired 10 art books - mostly Sotheby's auction books over the past 25 years - for $1 each, and got a freebie spiral-bound map of Spain and Portugal, which I think is awesome because, as we all know, Spain rocks.
Yesterday I got a little preview of some items available at tonight's RED(e) For A Cure benefit for West Alabama AIDS Outreach. I feel like I'm primed and RED(e) to rock. Who buys art in "tough times?" one might ask. I do, that's who. It reminds me of a poem I learned in my high school creative writing class.
“If, of thy mortal goods, thou art bereft, And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one and from the dole, Buy Hyacinths to feed the soul”
Hope to see you there!