Tuesday, June 15, 2010

antiques or art? the thrill of the found object...

I am finding more and more that I find myself digging at estate and garage sales for the little things...
unusual pots or objects that I can plant in creative ways (my greenhouse is becoming more and more an "art" space)...
I hunt for anything with letters on it...for tags or collage or creative bulletin boards...
ribbon and patterns and flash cards and black & white photos...
buttons or antique papers or bits and baubles...
I am finding more and more that I am enjoying "creating" rather than selling furniture and dishes and other wonderful junque...
do you suppose that I am evolving into a (and I whisper here) more of an artist than a retailer?
I whisper the word "artist" because it never crossed my mind that I could be one...
so...
this week and next I am going to be working on a space in the store for customers to come and "create"- I have soooooooooooooooooo many bits and baubles and ephemera and frames and flashcards...(the list goes on and on...)
we'll see how it evolves...I will post pics of the creative space...
antiques or art?
hmmm...

8 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I find that doing both is a good outlet. I love making my cards and tags and little altered projects and I LOVE to hunt for treasures.
Have fun with BOTH!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Something Special said...

You got some great objects here. Come say hi and enter my giveaway in honor of my new grandson. I am becoming a follower. I really enjoyed finding your blog.

張孟勳 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。..................................................................

Susan said...

Oh how I love those paper flowers. Did you make them? Are they for sale?? I just spent 8 days in Portland.....oh how sorry I didn't find your place. Susan

jsimplylive said...

Your space is darling and you are giving me so many ideas! I am turning part of my garage into a greenhouse area and needed some inspiration. I think I got here! Thanks for the tour!

Cathee said...

Lovely tour of your creative space and WOW I would love to come and sit and create with you there if I did not live on the other coast! :)

Lori said...

Oh my! what I wouldn't give to be able to go out there and just CREATE with all your fantastic stuff! My hands are just itchin' to get in the dirt! What a beautiful sanctuary you have. I absolutely LOVE nature and I would feel so at home here. Thanks for sharing.

Janet Bernasconi said...

Wonderful work area! I love the plants you have too. Thanks for sharing!
All the best to you,
hugs,
Janet
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