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Julia Hacker: Painter, Mixed media and Fashion Design - Tom Ray's Art Podcast 210725

Julia Hacker is an artist in Toronto Canada who moved there from Russia where she worked as a fashion designer. After trying to find work in Canada Julia started a fashion design boutique of her own. Julia always drew and created artwork and later on after the shop closed decided to go into painting.

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Turkey eggs.

I have no idea why that popped into my head.

Locks changed.

He called me back and said he didn't know why they would have changed. He was going to try and find out what happened and get back to me. 

More loopin'.

I want to expand on the music I make that gets used in games and videos and stuff.

Can I take your order?

Upselling seems to be taking longer.

This cost me $300? Thrifting Day Trip - Tom Ray's Day 210723

My weekend adventure looking for vintage and pop-culture stuff to collect On the weekends I go to estate sales to find vintage and retro things to sell online .  Sometimes I end up traveling to other towns to do this.  This time I spend over $200 bucks on a haul before even leaving town. Then I travel an hour and a half away and find some of the coolest vintage toys, illustrated books and games for my collection.  I also tell some stories about a guy that got upset that I took all the illustrated children's books. ( Related post: I'm bummed I sold this vintage illustrated book - Tom Ray's Day ) From the video Started out at a sale in a house out in the suburbs I did not expect to clean out a whole closet full of books. Still needed to travel to the place we were actually planning to go to in the first place that was in a town we couldn't remember the name of an hour and a half away.  An hour and a half later... The place only opens like one weekend a month. It used to

Just leaving.

I was wondering why he kept looking at me strangely.

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