I have a habit of seeing someone use a “thing”, demonstrate a craft or produce a picture and I immediately want to “do it”. Having taken the 30 day craft challenge and committing to not buying anything (aside from the stencils that were marked down from 6-7 dollars to 2-3 dollars at Panduro I plurged on 5 of those puppies 🙂 , I have held a close reign on the pocket book. I have more than enough stuff to art with, it is just a matter of learning how to use it and improvising which my lovely friend Darla reminded me of ( the lump on my head still hurts, D!
Learning to love what I have and realizing that I don’t need stuff to art, just do it… Here are some photos of things I am learning to love again, first the joy of being organized…brings my OCD heart such happiness!
My favorite coffee cup and spoon. Since The Hubbs has the laptop, I have to use the desk one. That also means all of the business stuff is getting pushed to the side to make way for my stuff, lol. I like having the light of the long summer days to blog by. The jars that hold my pencils and brushes are from the local flea market… slightly cracked but still have lots of character!
This is a vintage photo album that Jeanette gave me to alter…I had hidden it away in the someday pile, but having remembered how I got in to altered books (visit Flickr and look up Citrus Faire) I decided to stop loving it and work on it. Gesso is my friend…