Monday, December 14, 2009

. . .showed some progress




in the decluttering of my basement. That big ol' pile of nasty that was strewn about on the floor last week is now piled up neatly, just waiting for someone to see the potential in it. Just look at the green game board, the architectural salvage pieces, the twine winder. . .






the microscope box, the library card catalog drawer, a postal sorting box with the names of cities and states still attached, a leather box shaped like a horseshoe. So far I have met three interesting people who have come to my studio and instead of telling me they preferred a finished basement with a pool table, a bar and surround-sound big-screen televisions, they loved every bit of it just as it was: every drop of paint spilled on the floor, every inch of space filled to the brim with stuff, the old ping-pong table covered with paper, jewelry, fun stuff. Each one was an artist. . . ah, that explains it.

8 comments:

Jazz said...

I love everything about that pile.

layers said...

OMG-- you have a treasure trove of wooden boxes and so on... well they are treasure to me-- the bower bird hoarder collector. I would love to get my hands on that stuff you have jumbled up in your basement--I would get them out, sort them, arrange them, stack them and show them off in my studio :-)

Lauren said...

Aunt Mary, I think that you should take all this stuff on Antiques Road Show next time they are in the area, who knows, maybe you have a million bucks sitting there!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Oh, my, what a wonderful collection of goodies!

Curio said...

What If I...rented a big truck, went and decluttered for you...I wouldn't mind, really! I'd just cart all that stuff away. Anything to help.

Seriously, I sure can understand why you've been accumulating it all. Potential.

Lauren said...

Hey, Aunt Mary. You don't have to post this, I just wanted to tell you good luck on your interview today(even though i am probably a bit late). Stef told us you had one today so you were staying home to get better. Hope you are feeling better and that you get the job! Love you!

paula said...

wow
the time has come.
good for you. this will be good.
if it helps...all that stuff i lugged here to texas? next time i wont. there is always more...and nothing i saved seems valuable now.
nothing.
i could have saved time and money if i just left without it all.

Four Seasons in a Life said...

I am speechless!

What treasures!

I guess you figured out I am an artist and can see that potential in each of the items and fully understand when others, especially ones spouse does not understand.

Wishing you all the very best,
Egmont