But today was really cool anyway. Work was deader than a doornail, since nobody buys art supplies on Easter, and so we closed early, and in thanks for staying for so long in such tedium, our manager gave us little easter "baskets" (okay, plastic bags) of art supplies. I got some very cool stuff and am most pleased.
And to make matters even better, they discontinued a line of oils, and said manager gave us free run of the box--if I was willing to brave the fact that a couple of tubes had exploded, I could grab anything I wanted. Undaunted by exploding paint--quinacridone rose, I do not fear you!--I now have a full set of (admittedly cheap) oils--they're not fabulous, but they're a heckuva lot better than the exceedingly limited palette I was working with before.
Of course, now I have to try oils again. Because, y'know...there they are.
Like I didn't have ENOUGH on my plate...
*This is not to be underestimated.