(all photos contain treasures from my Saturday trip to the flea market…
total cost of treasures? $21
paint color above from my ongoing study re-do: SW Reflection
paint color criteria? napping)
Once again, the path to creativity,
a sort of blue collar method bequeathed to me by my mother,
by working up a sweat in my garage.
Interestingly enough, I had two conversations this past week
(one with a dear friend and the second with my oldest daughter Heather)
of working hard in the garage,
After an ‘oh my gosh’ trip to the flea market ,
where the rains had apparently soothed the irritability in
usually grouchy vendors,
and other shoppers were actually
handing me things,
I drove home to a big hot mess in my garage
Before I started though,
I did something very important that I highly recommend.
You must do this.
I went to El Pato (local restaurant chain) and bought a bag of
crushed ice for $1.95.
I then filled my Bubba Keg insulated mug (blue collar design tool)
with ice and bottled water
and drank it to the bottom
over and over and over again.
When I needed a jolt of caffeine,
And so it began.
And in the midst of moments in my digging
where I thought
‘this is ridiculous’
‘I’m glad no one can see this’,
the fog lifted
and new ideas about
arranging things in the study,
the small chandelier I will be hanging in the hall bath,
my wait on the upholsterer and my gray velvet couch,
the ornate frame I put in Hauler 2 to take to the glass company for a mirror,
and ideas about vintage items from Mexico for the little house,
began to surface.
(Bordallo salad plates)
(Wedgwood Nautilus Collection dish)
Thank you Mother.
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