today i decided to share some of those bits that inspire. funny though, how wandering around and looking at all my humble little collection spots and then looking around my house simply reminded me that i surround myself with what inspires and makes me smile. ~my family, the screaming angel on the wall, the storyteller, my sewing machine, a bowl of raspberries fresh from the garden, the bees in the bee balm...all sources of inspiration and feel goods. but i'm gonna share anyway, even though i was reminded that we all surround ourselves with what makes us feel good and if we don't, maybe we should rethink.
ah, a collection of purple bottles. many of them i found on hikes and some i purchased because they are so cool! they started out clear and turned purple as they were exposed to the sun. here in the southwest, they turn fast. i moved here with an old clear glass fishing buoy and set it on top of my trailer. within a year it was purple yet had stayed clear bopping in the water for years on the east coast.
a collection of neutrals from trades with other lovelies. what to do, what to do...
my fav beads. old antique glass and steel. found them at a funky shop and bought all there was as they were selling for a steal. the glass ones have teenie holes though so difficult to string yet with patience, the end result is worth the strain on the old eyes.
my foredom. i can grind, drill, polish, roughen up and do just about anything to any type of material. indispensable and always cause for inspiration. remember ~glass, stone and shell should be drilled under water for safety and the old lubrication reason.
an old tin full of stuff.
an old tin full of lace.
another old tin full of junkly funk to challenge me. i recently decided to go all neutral, which leaves much of my stash sitting, but these can come out to play. i think soon i will reconsider the neutral theme.
some buttons. mop mostly. found them in the recesses of a cabinet. didn't know i had them! sheesh.
my husband is a landscaper and often comes home with bits of broken glass for me. these are purples and blues. i tumble them with sand and water then drill. fun, fun.
our bikes. always a source of grins and inspiration. they take us anywhere and i often find cool bits out on bike rides that i wouldn't have found otherwise.
mixed media inspires.
and that's all for now. a little tour of goodies from one creator to another. i love looking at what people stash, the creation process and the finished product. keep it coming ladies.