Thursday, January 31, 2013

and now . . . instant collection #1

 I am trying to take a serious look at all my stuff.  It leads me to believe that I have the hoarding gene that is common among artists, crafters, collectors and apparently, my family.  I truly am never very successful at getting rid of much from my stash of supplies and objects of inspiration.  All of these things hold a power over me and have a special charm, especially as I group them into small collections, which is my tendency.

I have decided to share some of these mini collections.  I will try to post a photo of a group occasionally.  Some of these will warrant some words and others will stand alone.  I hope you enjoy seeing these as much as I have loved gathering them.

As part of the reviewing and purging, some of these instant collections will be sold on my Etsy site but for now they are still mine!!!! 

This first instant, mini collection is made up of the little totems that set in the corner of my worktable.  They watch over my projects as I progress.  I often wish they could speak, make a sound of some sort or at least change their expressions.  I would welcome their critique of my work.  We have shared this space long enough that they must understand where my head is, as I work here in this little space.  As it is now, I am usually carrying on a conversation with myself!

I have had some of these little creatures for a very long time.  Most were not originally mine, some were given to me, some were left behind by growing children and some inherited from the collections of departed loved ones.  As a group they have become important companions in my work space. . . . and they do make me smile.

What keeps you company at your desk or worktable? 

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