Monday, June 17, 2013
Mayhem, Sorting, Purging...
I love love love beads! However, when I am in the studio and I am supposed to be cleaning and organizing which for some unknown reason is very hard for me to do as I get going down memory lane, I seem to have clumsy fingers. I dropped this little open snack baggie of pearls (not precious) and my oh my how they bounce on a linoleum over concrete floor. That really set me back a bit. I will be finding beads for as long as I live here. Of course I found a few tiny buttons from who knows when I dropped them while picking up beads. Mayhem... Of all the commercials on TV those are a few I like. Mayhem cleaning the house as I can relate to that completely.
As for the sorting...here I am sorting some little animal beads purchased long ago in a wonderful little antique curiosity shop that was very eclectic. The shop is no longer in business. I believe they are fetish beads. I certainly do hope so for the price paid.
These are hard to see in the baggies but I don't want to expose them to the air too much. They are antique coins that have been embellished and made into pendants. Very pricey just to have sitting around...yet not so pricey for the work involved to create them. I purchased these from a local woman who made them.
Here is purging of fabrics, punches, paper products and other assorted items. It is all going to a good home. It seems no matter how much I purge and eliminate I still have an entire studio overflowing with supplies and goods. I shall continue to practice my mantra..."Use what I have!"
Mr. C looking dapper! Or should I say, Mr. C looking fop! A new word I have learned from Annie while she is doing her altered dictionary. Check out her wonderful blog freezeframe. I am always so happy when I am inspired by other's creative talents.
I am in full Summer lazy mode now. I love Summer the best. Our weather has been intermittent...warm, cool, yet dry. Very dry with no rain at all. I would totally welcome a good drenching. My prayers are in full replay for no forest fires. I am terribly saddened for Colorado Springs and all they have endured. Healing Hugs for everyone affected.
I haven't been very creative of late. However I am completing something that I will share very soon. What are you working on? Are you trying new crafts or sticking with your favorite tried and trues?
Thank you very much for the lovely comments you leave. They really brighten my days and motivate me to continue creating. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...