Monday, May 23, 2011

Oh, How Young!!

Recently Maria Thomas wrote in the Zentangle Blog:

  "One benefit of a 40 year-old studio is instant access to
all sorts of artist "toys" I've collected over decades--"

I have to agree: years of trying different media, gathering supplies, and generally having a wonderful time!

Not long ago, I was wandering through a local Big Box Craft Store, when a couple of young women passed me in the aisle. They were probably college-age, and I heard one of them say to the other in pride and amazement: "I have an entire drawer in my desk, absolutely FULL of craft supplies!"

I chuckled quietly and thought to myself, "Oh, they are So Young! I have entire Rooms!!"
(and being far less organized than Maria, I generally can't find ANYTHING)
My goal is to clear out and organize all my supplies. Maybe then I'll have a Big Yard Sale! Anyone want to come?

Oh, goodness! I just recalled: somewhere in storage I have the contents of my late sister-in-law's craft room, too. Guess I'd better get to work!

But FIRST, to the Diva's Challenge #23 "String Theory!" She has provided a string, we get to add tangles. Looks like loads of fun! See you later this week.


  1. Great resolve and happy sorting!

  2. Let me know when and where and I'll bring my meager collection to add to it! LOL

  3. Lordamercy woman, how on earth did you know what my house (forget STUDIO!) looks like! LOL.

    I recently went through a purge of some of the craftiness around here, in order that a guest who was coming from out of state would actually have a bed to sleep in (and be able to get TO the bed without tripping). I did manage to get allllll the yarn in under-bed storage boxes, and I gave ALL the beading supplies to my niece. Yeah! You can actually see the floor in that room now. Last week my best friend was over, and we went in that room. She nearly fainted. "OMG, you cleaned up!"

    As an art teacher, potter and now CZT, I also have more than my fair share of art and craft supplies. Interestingly enough, that's the only thing I really "hoard" - and I also have my late mother's supplies, which I'm trying to let go of, a little at a time...