Sunday, August 17, 2008

What I Collect & Hoard

This last week was full of sick coughies and homeschool planning. (Our day starts tomorrow and I think we're ready for the structure.) So art time has been severely limited but I did manage to eek out an art journal page. It's for this week's Creative Therapy challenge. I hope you're playing along on the challenges. Each week has a fabulous prize of artsy supplies. You don't want to miss out on those, and a chance to do a little Creative Therapy art. Let me know if you do a piece for a week so I can come see!

Here's mine. The theme is 'What do you collect or hoard?'

I think there is no question what I collect. Ask any of my art friends and they’ll tell you immediately. ‘Kris has way too much ribbon, lace and fiber.’ Now personally, I don’t think its too much but they should know. 1 1/2 thirty-five gallon trash bags full of ribbon & lace. Yeah. It had taken over so much space I quit trying to organize it and just shoved in it the bags. Whenever I wanted to use some, I pulled rolls & handfuls out until I found what I needed. When organizing my studio a couple months ago, I decided to host a Ribbon Bee. I invited all my friends over for food, fun and work. We wrapped, taped, & pinned over 850+ types of ribbons, laces, fibers and embroidery floss. I’m eternally grateful to my friends for getting me out of the ‘bag’. It took us several get-togethers to finish it all. Yes, I tend to hoard my ribbon & vintage laces. And yes, I can’t resist buying more. It’s a sickness I tell you. But I’d rather be sick, than ribbonless.

What do you collect or hoard?


Robin Maria Pedrero said...

I admire how ORGANIZED your collection is! In answer to your question I have one very odd thing tho share of the numerous collections I own ie. Art, "stuff" to make art, but somehow I manage year after year to accumulate a SOCK collection. It took years for me to throw away a 4ft tall garbage bag of hopeful but unmatched socks. yeah. ...I have 3 laundry baskets of them now. I keep hoping to make something with them.

Robin Maria Pedrero said...

Thank you for stopping by my bog. I am glad you like my painting!

Lily said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, I really want to be you when I grow up! I have a bunch of sickies here also. "luckily" school was canceled tomorrow because of the very minor hurricane so we have time to recover.

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

I collect vintage squeak toys!
They line shelves along the top of my studio. I've also begun collecting vintage halloween masks. I love that stuff!

Karin said...

whoa, that's a lot of ribbon... i try not to hoard too much, but i have a thing for stickers and nice paper... :)