Sunday, November 4, 2007

100 things and 1,000,000 pieces of stuff

ElizT left a very true comment recently about unused stuff. I am in the process of cleaning out my basement studio - we had additional electrical outlets put in (I only had one down there) so in the process, I had to clean up and out. What junk I have collected! In my defense, I knew nothing about what I was getting myself into and first went completely down the craft road. So I have tons of little stickies and paper and weird paint. And little bits of paper and pictures. Way too much for one person. So I am categorizing, and cleaning and finding out what I actually have and then...what to do with the good stuff that I don't need anymore. Someone else could use it. There is an artist trading site, but I don't want anything new. So, I will cast about and see if anyone needs a million little mermaid pictures, or stamps, or whatever. Let me know if you have a place that you know could use some stuff.


ElizT said...

I have this theory that mess is okay if it is categorized and labelled. My elder daughter, the one who will be organising the Maxibin, is not all that impressed.
Looked up your blog-friend; to me, Port Townsend means the entertaining and inspirational Max Grover. I had the MOST fun at a workshop of his at Cannon Beach, courtesy of my Oregon friend Ann.

Debra Kay said...

I am in the midst of my own chaos, and it's too soon just to chuck it all and start over-I've only been here a couple of months!

And in the midst of it all, what did I do but drag in 3 more sycamore balls because they are cool, look natural and I've never seen them before. aaaagh

Forever Young said...

i believe in de-cluttering, it always 'cleans' my life and my mind.
here in the uk, we have 'car boot sales' where you take all your junk in the back of your car and sell it off cheaply to someone else. the problem is you buy their junk!!