Sometimes I find things on second hand shopping expeditions that make me sad. Why? Here is an example. One of my op shop finds this week whilst hosting the Melbourne Op Shop Bayside tour, is this beautiful little gum leaf, delicately hand painted into an Australian outback scene. It cost me $1.
What makes me sad about this little oil painting, is the artist that has given so much time and detail to it, yet here I find a small basket of around 10 gum leaf oil paintings that have somehow found there way into a charitable shop in Cheltenham. The artist signed some of the leaves as 'Noelle'. Has she donated her paintings? Has someone else? Every op shop treasure has a history, it would be interesting to hear the story behind Noelle's little leaf art pieces.
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