Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Harp Strings, Tibetan Singing Bowls and Belly Dancing Bells

Didn't get too much done on my January piece as I decided today was a good day to go do my Artist Date...I had read in a local magazine that there was a store not too far away that had harps...Well that caught my eye and I have been looking for a time to go...Had to get out to mail a couple of packages at the PO so I was out anyway...
This was a very ODD store...In addition to having harps (only three floor harps in the $1000 plus range!) they have guitars, violins, bongo drums, dulicmers, autoharps, belly dancing bells, shell ankle bands (they make noise), Tibetan singing bowls, tin whistles, stuffed animals, greeting cards, t-shirts, CD's and posters...Very cramped place with instruments stuffed on a shelf up over the display cases...And the clerks totally ignored me...I must have wandered around there for at least half an hour and not one word!!! Blew me away...
The store is in an old restored part of town, very eclectic...I wandered around the little shops - some of them had delicious odors wafting out to the street...One store had the Dansko shoes that Sophie talked about in her blog. Went in and tried on a couple of pairs...Very cool shoes, but wow...Are they expensive! $110!! It was an interesting experience!
Headed over to Michaels on the way home and got some drawing supplies and a few other tidbits with my gift card...So I didn't arrive home empty-handed.

2 comments:

Samantha said...

Sounds like a fun day. FYI, if you like Danskos, go to www.daskooutlet.com

One of my favorite places to buy shoes!

sophie said...

I probably should have warned you that the Dansko shoes are pricey. I'm still wearing the last pair--remember that goofy photo of my feet in the hammock?--purchased 3 years ago, so I can also say that, for me at least, they also wear well and last a long time.