Happy New Year everyone! This year I have a resolution blog-wise. Nothing strenuous or grand. Just a simple minimum blog post a week. Sounds achievable don't you think? Surely a minimalist photo or two could fit the bill in a pinch.
And so, after a few weeks of festive season neglect, this week, I have a rather large catch up to do and I have realised that I seem to be collecting all sorts of things, even collecting collections themselves.
Before I start though, here's a pic of my creative space. With the emphasis on SPACE.
You might look and think, big deal, it's a mess. The floor needs sweeping already but believe me, this is positively and amazingly tidy compared to the before pics which I am NOT showing lol. You can see the floor, just for a start. The piles are neatly stacked and folded for another. As much as i like to go with the flow, too much chaos is counterproductive to creativity.
Now if you aren't keen on trawling through fifty bajillion photos of recently acquired "stuff" now would be a good time to move on. (This won't be minimalist) My oldest Sis and I have spent the last few weeks enabling each other as we have hit every half price and $1 op shop sale and explored the dusty and downright dirty reaches of the local dump shop. So many bargains, so little bandwidth. Here's a selection that made it to my collection.
I have a LOT of empty wall space so I have been collecting pictures to fill the gaps. including this Paris Notredame canal scene for $2 or so.
I'm not sure if I had shown this but I was pretty pleased with this original oil painting by a local artist in a nice frame for just a few bucks. My sort of olours. How's the serenity?