Monday, March 8, 2010
pieces of me
collections of little objects make me happy, especially when they're tied to a something - a person, a place, an experience - and i love to arrange them into little shrines. nearly every piece here has a connection or story behind it, even this silly washcloth rack that went unused for six or seven years. i've rescued it enough times from the get-rid-of pile because i felt like it had a purpose, just didn't know what. and finally it has acquired enough history that i've decided it can stay here as a jewelry rack.
the oldest piece in this collection is the antique brassy flower necklace hanging on the back left. i bought it when i was 14 years old for one dollar and it has followed me loyally ever since. a piece of my soul. the green pendant i bought in san antonio on the riverwalk, the candlestick holder in portugal, the bowl and ceramic coaster from arcosanti in arizona, the postcards in argentina and brazil, much of the colorful ear candy from celisa, and the turquoise felted bead necklace from shannon. and many are gifts, including the hand-strung amber necklace that my friend jill just brought back from delhi, the world peace print from elizabeth, and the milky moon lantern earrings on the right from izzy. little things. i love them.
i've futzed with my sidebar and am distressed that the favorite links went POOF. once i'm in a patient frame of mind i'll fix a pot of coffee and spend a morning reinstalling them. i've finally put the links to my creative explosion recipes to the left and i've also plopped in a growing list of upcoming creative e-courses and groovy art retreats. and holy cow, i've noticed there have been a lot of new readers recently. where are you all coming from? never mind, i'm just glad you're here. happy monday and thanks for taking this nutty ride with me!
Posted by aimee