Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Double Ooops!

Late night queries may not be a good idea. But neither are late night internet purchases.

Last November, my husband and I started collecting picture book art. Well, we haven't made a purchase in a while, so when I stumbled upon the blog of Ian Sands and saw his cool art, I decided to order some. I went to Etsy and ordered DinoCow which is from the book, How to Milk a Dinosaur. I then went to Amazon and ordered the picture book, or so I thought. This was my mistake #1. How to Milk a Dinosaur is not actually a PB. It is a chapter book with no illustrations except for the cover art. This is no big deal. I have a five year old, so I can still read it to her. (and I still want the art!)

I then became a bit obsessed with Etsy. While I am here, let me see what else I can find, I thought to myself. I browsed a bit and found this beautiful mixed media collage. It was on a 6 by 6 canvas and I thought it would look spectacular in our great room. And it was very affordable! (Much too affordable) So, I ordered it. I was so excited. I was slightly suspicious about the price. It was awfully inexpensive for such a large piece of art, but what do I know about art? Well, mistake #2. It was not 6 feet by 6 feet. It was six inches square. So, now I am the proud owner of a lovely postage stamp.

11 comments:

Lisa and Laura said...

Hee! Gotta love virtual shopping.

Isn't Etsy cool though? I love buying baby gifts from there. So many crafty people out there, always makes me a little sad that I'm not one of them.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Shopping online is WAY too easy. But isn't it fun when the packages arrive. Well, not when they turn out to be a postage stamp :) I don't do well late at night either.

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh no! Hmmm ... I guess that one will have to go on a shelf instead of the wall! :-) Etsy is so cool!

myrna rosen said...

maybe you just have to stick with hanging up the kids' art! who knows...maybe one day it will be part of an ''early works by the artist'' collection...;-]

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Oooh, I've never purchased anything off Etsy, but I looovee browsing through it and thinking how cool it would be if I was a crafty person who could make things people would actually want to buy.

Ame Dyckman said...

(laughing) Oh, poor Corey! I had the opposite experience: I once thought I'd ordered an itty-bitty 2-inch Buddha (envisioning that I'd place him on a certain shelf), but when Buddha arrived, he was 2-feet tall! "What happened?" Husband Guy asked. "I dunno... maybe he grew!" I thought it would be disrespectful to return him, so Big Buddha hangs out on my computer cabinet instead. ;)

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, Ame, that is so funny!

Tess said...

Saw your good news comment over at Lisa and Laura's. Congrats!!!!!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Well the late night queries must be paying off if you signed with an agent! (Just read that on on your comment at LiLa's post :)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

The Book Chook said...

You signed with an agent??? Yahoooo!!!!!!! Way to go, Corey!

Christy Raedeke said...

Hey Corey! I've nominated you and your postage-stamp-sized art for a creative blogger award!

You never fail to crack me up.