Yesterday, I received a $20 gift card for Hobby Lobby. What a wonderful surprise. My new neighbors had a disabled car that I thought one of my friends could use, so I simply put them in touch with each other. Everybody was happy with the deal, and I will be able to resume painting as soon as I get some replacement acrylic paint with this gift card. I don't expect grant money before May 1st, so this will speed things up quite a bit. Horners paint store used to carry art supplies downtown, as well as the office supply store. Those places are vanishing fast. Michaels vanished this winter, so I was going to have to wait till May, scope out the colors I need online. I only need about 5 colors to begin again, but it will be nice to be able to buy a couple paint brushes in addition to paint. I am using paint and brushes that are over 20 years old! The great thing about Hobby Lobby is that I will most likely be able to replenish my epoxy glue, and maybe even get a crucial leather tool. $20 can make a big difference in my life. The difference between starting, resuming a project, or waiting. When the weather gets warm, I will be able to resume jewelry making projects as I need air circulation to fire up my torch.