Wednesday, February 25, 2009
i don't think we truly realize how much the environment around us affects our mood. that said, the construction is still going on and i have been heavy with the ickiest of moods lately. the dark and gloomy kind full of moments where you think maybe you can live under the bed and with any luck maybe i can disappear. sigh. it isn't fun but it is real and i hate these feelings of ick and uncaring. i feel like i'm not breathing deep enough and i am so very tired for no real reason other than my small world around me is unpleasant. unfortunately, when this a-go-go girls gets blue, she goes shopping (or she eats lucky charms, or maybe she does both, shh.) so last week i hit a couple of local thrifts and picked up some color filled trinkets. here's what i found:this fisher price clock, which i had as a child and was told that my father took a hammer to it when i wouldn't stop winding it up. i'm not sure if that is true or not. i'm only certain that i had it and then i didn't and i come from a family that doesn't generally throw anything away.a small book filled with color images of Klee's work. I do art with children where we put together projects "in the style of" famous artists. these post-card sized images will be great for inspiration. also, a most fabulous and totally "jek" doily. it's orange and blue! how perfect for me is that? pictured here as well is a wool felt runner i got for $3 that i can cut up for other projects and a vintage apron tribute to all the Jewish holidays. the apron is reversible and sooooo cool! i already have a few friends who want to borrow it for seder and such.finally, a small stack of fabrics and prints. on top there is a set of vintage pillowcases, followed by a blouse i can wear and a skirt i cannot. the flashy fabric on the bottom is a part of a kooky patchwork lap quilt. i think the fisher price clock cost more than this small stack of stuff but ultimately, all the goodies cost me just under $20! how's that for a thrift score?