Okay, I'm not afraid, it's just not my thing. I run a tight ship at the house — except for the unfinished basement. That's a different story. We're currently working on finishing the basement and hope to have it completed by summer — at least insulation, walls and flooring. I have a room down there with all my art supplies, paintings, drawings, paper — you name it it's probably in there. The only problem is, there isn't any organization. That's why I need the room finished. I work well in a fairly organized environment where everything has it's place and I can find it whenever I need it. I want that.
For the past month, I've been thinking about painting a lot. I miss it dearly. I haven't painted since I was a student at Butler, before graphic design came into the picture, about eight years ago. That seems so long ago. This year I will be approaching new digits in age and I'm okay with that. I certainly don't feel like I'm 30 but if that's what my number has to be, then so be it. I'm embracing it. Talk about getting off subject. Here are my finds over the past few weeks:
A yellow pitcher for the kitchen purchased Tuesday of last week.Something about this caught my eye. It needs cleaned up a bit, but I can handle that. This was purchased Thursday of last week. I found a set similar to these at The Flea Market on Sunday. I really wish I would've picked them up. It was the whole fear of clutter thing that stopped me. I thought this would be cute to display at Christmas.
These little toys I bought only for nostalgic purposes. Muppet Babies is one of my favorite cartoons growing up. Every time I see them, I think of my childhood. Gonzo riding his tricycle and Miss Piggy in her car riding into their imaginative worlds of time machines and pirate ships.
Same goes for Fraggle Rock. We have from left to right: Boober, Wembley, Gobo and Mokey. These are the kind of shows I'd like my kids to watch. I should start ordering them now, ya know, for the kids I don't have.
I scored this little beauty at the Flea Market. Spartus Full-Vue c 1948-1960. I'm currently exploring different TtV shots. I recently purchased a Kodak DuaFlex II for the same purpose. It's traveling to me by mail as we speak. Image below of what it should look like...
The next few items I found yesterday are these adorable Valentines cards. The above one is my favorite. What I am going to do with these, I'm not sure yet. But I couldn't pass them up.
The last item I bought yesterday is this vintage clown bank. I think it's adorable. Some might question its clown scariness, but to each his own. There's just something about it I'm drawn to, so I had to get it. I look forward to going back next month!